Our goal is to provide thoughtful, practical and helpful insights on a variety of labor and employment issues. The editors and contributors of Employment Law Perspectives are attorneys in Murtha Cullina’s Labor & Employment group.

Our team includes professionals who concentrate in Labor/Management Relations, Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets, Discrimination Claims, Wage and Hour Claims, and Employee Benefits.

 


EDITORS

Patricia E. Reilly

Patricia E. Reilly is the Chair of Murtha Cullina’s Labor and Employment Group.  She is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a wide range of cases including employment discrimination and related torts, non-compete and restrictive covenants, wage and hour, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, and business disputes. In addition to maintaining a thriving litigation practice, Tricia counsels clients on a variety of employment-related issues including hiring, firing, and discipline; wage and hour; state and federal FMLA; sexual harassment investigations and prevention; Title IX; pregnancy and disability accommodation; and avoidance of employment discrimination liability. Tricia is listed as a leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA.  She is listed in Best Lawyers in America®, and in 2017, Best Lawyers in America® recognized her as “Lawyer of the Year”, New Haven, Litigation – Labor and Employment.

 

Salvatore G. Gangemi

Salvatore G. Gangemi is a Partner in the Litigation Department of Murtha Cullina and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He advises clients with respect to state, federal and local employment laws. In addition, he litigates matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of employment contract, fiduciary duty, and other work-related common law claims. Sal also counsels clients on day-to-day issues involving workplace management and administration, including requests for reasonable accommodation for disabilities, for family and medical leave, and wage and hour issues.  He conducts employment law training on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment prevention and wage/ hour compliance.  He also drafts employment policies and agreements, and assists clients in auditing worker classification practices and policies both in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws governing independent contractor determinations.

 

Matthew K. Curtin

Matthew Curtin is a Partner in the Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Practice Group of Murtha Cullina. Matthew represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has successfully represented employers concerning a wide variety of claims before the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and in both federal and state court. Matthew has substantial experience with collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and labor relations. He regularly counsels senior management and human resources professionals concerning employment contracts, employment policies, hiring and termination procedures, workplace investigations, and harassment and discrimination avoidance.