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Worcester
Worcester
The Guaranty Building
370 Main Street, 12th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Framingham
Framingham
The Meadows
161 Worcester Road, Suite 501
Framingham, MA 01701
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
1597 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632
Medfield
Medfield
Olde Medfield Square
266 Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 15A
Medfield, MA 02052
New Bedford
New Bedford
651 Orchard Street, Suite 107
New Bedford, MA 02744
Providence
Providence
1 Richmond Square, Suite 303N
Providence, RI 02906
Boston
Boston
12 Post Office Square, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Hudson
Hudson
69 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749
Practice Areas
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Cannabis & Breweries
Cannabis & Breweries
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Closely Held and Family-Owned Businesses
Closely Held and Family-Owned Businesses
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Condominiums
Condominiums
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Medical & Dental Practices
Medical & Dental Practices
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Private Foundations
Private Foundations
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Real Estate Developers
Real Estate Developers
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Restaurants
Restaurants
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Employment Law Webinar

Chair of the Labor & Employment group at Fletcher Tilton, Attorney Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr. will speak about the many legal issues facing employers in 2020 and beyond.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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Estate Planning Webinar

Please join Fletcher Tilton Tax Attorney and Certified Elder Law Attorney Michael T. Lahti for an informative webinar. In the comfort of your own home or office, you will learn why some wills do not work, even when drafted correctly.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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How to Administer a Special Needs Trust

This annual training and update for Parents, Trustees and Successor Trustees of Special Needs Trusts and OBRA ‘93 Trusts has been reconfigured into a three-part series of evening webinars to accommodate these unusual times.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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  • Tue. Nov. 17, 2020
  • 6:00-7:00 PM
 

Thrive Support & Advocacy Virtual Workshop

Fletcher Tilton attorney Theresa Varnet, M.S.W., J.D. will speak about ABLE Accounts with 1st and 3rd Party Special Needs Trusts.

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Collective Bargaining

Our attorneys represent employers with respect to the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. By developing a deep understanding of the employer’s administrative and operational objectives, analyzing the current collective bargaining agreement (if any) and any grievances and/or arbitration decisions that may have occurred during the term of the current contract, and remaining mindful of any changes in the law and any wage settlement trends in a particular industry, we are able to assist employers with the generation of negotiation proposals for presentation to the union. Depending on the needs of the employer, our attorneys can serve as an active participant in the negotiations at the bargaining table or as an advisor away from the bargaining table. We have extensive experience developing negotiation strategies that will best position an employer to achieve its objectives during the negotiation process.

In numerous settings, we have successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreement provisions regarding complex issues such as merit-based pay, employee drug testing, health plan carrier changes, changes in health plan design, changes to the employer-employee insurance premium splits, the removal of “past practice” clauses, and the insertion of detailed Management Rights provisions, among others.  If the parties are not able to reach mutually agreeable terms at the bargaining table, our attorneys have also mediated over bargaining agreements and have conducted collective bargaining interest arbitrations.  

Following the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement, the firm administers the agreement by assisting employers with the analysis of grievances, generating grievance responses, and participating in grievance meetings, and/or grievance arbitrations.  Having seen that a proactive approach to contract administration is best, we frequently conduct employer training to leadership teams and supervisors regarding their rights and obligations under the collective bargaining agreement. Should an unforeseen issue arise during the term of the collective bargaining agreement (e.g. COVID-19 pandemic) our attorneys work collaboratively with the client and the union’s counsel/representative to address those unforeseen issues and generate “side letters” that memorialize any agreed-upon short-term waivers or modifications of the bargaining agreement.

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