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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Presents for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce Lunchtime Stew

 

Nan ONeill, a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on December 16, 2020. Her presentation, titled “PFML Benefits Begin January 1, 2021: Are You Prepared?”, provided any information needed to know about Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML). Ms. ONeill is the resident expert at MHTL for all things related to PFML. Her presentation begins with an overview on the PFML benefit eligibility. She then discusses the highlights from recently amended PFML regulations, focusing on who is covered, integration of employer policies in relation to PFML, leave laws and if they run concurrently, and all the nuts and bolts that go with it. Finally, Ms. ONeill provides a planning checklist, with items to consider when reviewing PFML.

 

 

Ms. O’Neill is a Partner at the firm with 30 years of experience counseling and representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor law and employment. She has extensive experience in labor arbitration and litigation of employment-related disputes, including discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination matters, before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Ms. O’Neill’s experience as a traditional labor lawyer includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers in labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union election and decertification proceedings, with a concentration on acute care hospitals. In addition to grievance and arbitration proceedings, Ms. O’Neill has advised companies regarding corporate campaigns, strike and contingency planning, bargaining strategies, interpreting collective bargaining agreements and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. As an employment lawyer, in addition to the litigation of employment-related disputes, Ms. O’Neill counsels clients on a day-to-day basis on employment compliance issues. Ms. O’Neill is often called upon to conduct internal investigations including complaints of harassment, discrimination, and ethical violations.

 

 

Ms. O’Neill is a graduate of Boston College and the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Articles and Notes Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and received awards for outstanding work in the study of labor law.

 

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