Labor & Employment Associate Attorney

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, has an opening for a mid to senior level Associate in its Labor & Employment Group. The position may work out of either our Framingham or Worcester offices.

The successful candidate must have experience with labor and employment law matters and must be willing to work collaboratively/cross market with members in other practice area groups. Our team-based, client-focused approach to representing our clients is based on the creation of project teams of lawyers (partners and associates), paralegals and staff across practice specialties for each project that work together to provide clients with the best, most comprehensive, seamless representation available.  We are looking for a team-oriented Associate to join our team.

The successful Associate will have experience in:

  • Litigating employment cases, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour matters. Trial experience, while not required, is a plus.
  • Taking and defending depositions on often complicated labor and employment matters.
  • Providing business-focused, creative and client- centric problem-solving mindset with ability to balance legal risk and business impact.
  • Thinking collaboratively to create common sense solutions to complex employment problems.
  • Conceptualizing and articulating pragmatic/creative counseling and advice to clients.
  • Developing business with proven ability to generate/originate new matters.
  • Developing/maximizing potential referral sources through networking events, lunches, and social gatherings.
  • Working with business development/marketing strategy designed to grow and expand one’s practice and client base.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude, good listening skills, ambition, self-confidence, and good organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, negotiating and drafting employment contracts, termination agreements, settlement agreements, employment releases, labor contracts, and other labor and employment contracts and related documentation.
  • Analyzing, addressing, and providing legal advice to a cross-functional team of lawyers in all practice areas.

Your skillset needs to include:

  • Proven experience representing employers, large and small, in employment disputes.
  • Team approach to the practice of law.
  • Strong people skills suitable for a client-focused business.
  • Strong academic and professional credentials.
  • Ability to prioritize and to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and bring added value.
  • Sound legal judgment, initiative, and versatility.


  • The ideal candidate will have significant and substantive experience in labor and employment law.
  • Employment litigation experience
  • Candidates must have a wide range of labor and employment law experience, business acumen and dispute resolution.
  • Must have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. (Member of the Massachusetts Bar).  Multiple state Bar admissions are a plus.

We provide a competitive compensation package with vacation, 401k, co-paid medical and dental and more.

Dedicated to Diversity:  Bowditch & Dewey focuses on inclusive hiring of those candidates having excellent skills with a broad range of experiences, knowledge and perspectives.  Diversity within the Firm promotes an open and mutually respectful workplace and the delivery of superior service to its clients.

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Human Resources Department

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
311 Main Street
P.O. Box 15156
Worcester, MA 01615-0156

Equal Opportunity Employer

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