On June 26, 2017, the highest court in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”), decided George, et al. v. National Water Main Cleaning Company, et al. This class action law suit stems from uncertainties about assessment of certain damages under the Massachusetts Wage Act (G. L. c. 149 §§ 148, 150).
Whitney Law Group, LLC was founded by Mark M. Whitney, a lawyer who spent 24 years trained by and practicing in large law firms in New York and Boston. Mark has spent his career representing businesses, insurance companies, and executives in employment-related disputes. Mark has developed a substantial expertise in noncompete/restrictive covenant litigation on behalf of both employers and individuals, and has also handled a wide variety of complex commercial cases.
If you have a challenging employment law or business issue, WLG is here to help. WLG's approach to legal problems is practical, zealous and creative. WLG listens to your goals, scrutinizes the facts and evidence carefully, and advises in a thoughtful and straightforward manner. WLG seeks to tailor its approach based on the circumstances -- many problems can be resolved cooperatively, some require a "gloves off" approach, and other need a creative alternative. WLG will work closely with you to find the right approach to your problem. In addition, WLG has leveraged a variety of technologies and adopted a lean business model to provide services efficiently and at a reasonable price.
Experience + Creativity + Attention + Value = WLG's Approach
Mark Whitney has more than 24 years of experience representing employers and insurance companies. At WLG, Mark is able to utilize his extensive defense experience to represent individuals.
WLG provides a wide variety of employment law related services to employers, including day-to-day compliance counseling and defense of employee claims before state and federal agencies and courts. Mark also helps companies prepare and implement a broad range of employment-related contracts, including drafting, negotiation, and litigating disputes arising under contracts.
In addition to its employment law services, WLG helps its clients resolve a wide variety of general business disputes.
Prior to forming WLG, Mark led the Noncompete, Trade Secret, and Unfair Competition practice at a large Boston-based law firm. A significant part of Mark's practice involves helping companies protect their valuable trade secrets and business relationships.
Interested in working with Whitney Law Group, LLC?Here's just a sample of what you might expect...
Knowledgeable and Aggressive: As General Counsel for a company with nearly 1000 employees, we do occasionally need the help of a very experienced employment lawyer. Mark has counseled us numerous times on many issues, including new hires where we are dealing with non-competes from prior companies, difficult employees, hearings before the MCAD and much more. He is a consummate professional, easy to work with, and provides sound advice. I highly recommend him.
GREAT LAWYER: Mark partnered with my firm to help me fight my non compete lawsuit. He was a thorough dedicated professional. I just completed my 10th anniversary at the workplace he helped me stay my helping me win the unreasonable lawsuit.
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Hired Atty. Mark Whitney twice. Two times a victor! It's rare to find an attorney/firm that actually cares about the outcome, vs. just trying to settle the litigation. Mark was referred to me by my corporate counsel as the best employment lawyer around. They were right. From the initial encounter to hours and hours of preparation time, to the sit-down with the other side's law firm, he was tenacious in his pursuit of the best possible end result. And, he out-argued the facts that their side was too lazy to discover, which cost them in the end, quite a bit of money in the settlement. My company(s) and I owe him a lot as a result.
Recent Blog Posts
On June 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (the federal trial court in Boston) denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss in Campbell v. Bristol Community College. The plaintiff, Campbell, sued her former employer, Bristol Community College, alleging discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race.
As WLG's blog recently reported, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was gaining momentum this spring. Even more recently, both chambers of the Massachusetts Legislature passed their own bills, but they differ slightly. The House passed its version of the bill (H. 3680) unanimously on May 10, 2017. The Senate passed its bill (S. 2093) unanimously on June 29, 2017.
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