Rich’s practice includes advising employers to help them navigate an increasingly complex universe of employment laws and regulations to help minimize their exposure to risk. Rich’s experience includes advising a wide range of entities on subjects such as wage and hour compliance, Family and Medical Leave and the Massachusetts Sick Leave law, anti-discrimination laws at both the federal and state level, employment contracts, restrictive covenants and noncompetition agreements, and other employment-related issues. Rich also helps guide employers through difficult employee issues and helps craft employer policies to enable them to minimize issues in the future.
Rich also focuses his practice on litigating matters at the trial, appellate, and administrative levels. His litigation experience includes employment discrimination cases, wage and hour matters, commercial litigation, intellectual property infringement, internal corporate disputes, civil rights claims, and contractual disputes between companies. Rich has obtained successful results at all levels of matters, including defending favorable results on appeal.
Prior to joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, Rich was a labor & employment and litigation attorney at a Boston law firm. In that position, Rich’s work included representation of both employers and employees as well as companies seeking to protect their intellectual property. Prior to that, Rich worked in both the Boston and Manchester, NH offices of a regional law firm, where he focused on employment, commercial, and construction litigation. In his first job after law school, Rich clerked for Justice Andre Gelinas of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, where he assisted the Justice in researching and writing opinions of the Court.