Janette A. Ekanem represents businesses, nonprofits, human service providers, colleges & universities, and other entities in a variety of employment matters. Janette’s practice involves providing comprehensive counsel on hiring, termination, personnel policies, discrimination, retaliation, pay equity, and wage and hour compliance. Her practice also includes conducting investigations, training, and litigation.
She advises clients on a wide range of federal and state employment laws, including: the Massachusetts Pay Equity Law, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and Chapter 151B.
Prior to joining the HRW Team, Janette was an attorney in the Employment Law Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS). At GBLS, Janette successfully litigated wage and hour cases in state and federal courts and effectively represented clients in cases before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in a variety of matters. Janette also provided legal advice and counsel to incorporate and develop businesses as worker-owned cooperatives. Janette’s experience also includes working as an associate in a Boston law firm where she represented a variety of sophisticated clients in transactional matters.