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Hillary Joy Massey

Attorney

Hillary Joy Massey is an associate at Schwartz Hannum PC.  Prior to joining the Firm, Hillary was an associate at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC in Kennebunk, Maine, where she represented clients in a wide variety of general litigation matters.  Hillary practices labor and employment law, with an emphasis on employment counseling and litigation.

Hillary has extensive experience representing employers in a broad range of employment litigation matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims.  Hillary has litigated matters in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Maine Human Rights Commission.  Hillary regularly counsels clients regarding compliance with state and federal discrimination laws and other day-to-day employment issues.

Hillary is a frequent author on the Affordable Care Act and enjoys advising employers about their obligations pursuant to that law.  Hillary also enjoys conducting management and employee trainings on various employment law topics, including sexual harassment prevention and social media policies.

Hillary served in the United States Army Reserve from 1994 to 2006, during which time she worked as a medic and later as an Assistant Operations Officer in a medical brigade.  Hillary also served as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Zambia, Africa, for two years.

LEGAL UPDATES

Judges Offer Tips On Discovery Issues In Employment

OFCCP Final Rules Create New Compliance Obligations For Federal Contractors

NLRB Abandons Poster Requirement But Revives Fight For Union-Friendly Election Rules

NLRB: Employers May Not Require Confidentiality In All Internal Investigations

New HIPAA Regulations Require Immediate Attention

First Circuit Holds That Massachusetts Wage Act Precludes Shift Supervisors From Participating In Tip Pools

Obamacare In A Nutshell? Health Care Law Compliance Requires Immediate Attention From Employers

EVENTS

Bench Meets Bar: Discovery Issues In Employment Cases

BLOG POSTS

Some Closely Held For-Profits Exempt From ACA Contraceptive Mandate

Updated COBRA Notices Provide Information About Obamacare Options

NLRB Is Emphatic: Employers Can’t Ban Negativity!

EEOC Continues Assault On Severance Agreements

Obamacare Delayed Again: Medium-Sized Employers Not Required To Provide Health Coverage Until 2016

E-Cigarettes Reignite Questions About “Smoking” At Work

Senator Warren Introduces Bill Banning Credit Checks Of Job Applicants

Debate Over Federal Minimum Wage Intensifies, But States Don’t Wait

Massachusetts Employers Not Required To Offer Section 125 Plans

Mass Emails From The EEOC: Abuse Of Power?

Hillary J. Massey

Contact

hmassey@shpclaw.com

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Education

  • Boston College Law School, magna cum laude (2007)
  • Tufts University, cum laude (1998)

Clerkship

  • The Honorable William Young, United States District Judge for Massachusetts
  • Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Awards and Accolades

  • Boston College Law Review: Articles Editor; Staff Writer

Bar Admissions

Maine
Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association

Related Practices

Labor Relations