Amber Elias is an associate in the firm's Boston office. She represents sophisticated national and regional employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. She has handled numerous lawsuits in federal and state courts and administrative agencies with a strong record of success, particularly in winning cases before they go to trial. Her litigation practice focuses on discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and state human rights laws; Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other leave laws; non-competes, trade secrets, and other restrictive covenants; and wage and hour issues.
She counsels clients on the countless human resources issues they face on a day-to-day basis. By understanding her clients’ challenges and objectives, she offers preventive advice and creates customized solutions that work for their businesses. She is also a dynamic presenter who leads highly effective trainings for senior executive and managers.
Amber is a regular commentator and thought leader on topics including paid sick leave, pay equity, and non-competes. She has contributed to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) on issues of employee leave and disability accommodation. Through her involvement in the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, she has analyzed the real-world implications of pending legislation and regulations and advocated on behalf of employers throughout the Commonwealth.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Learn to Comply With the New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: A Special Web–Based Training Program7.20.15
- Learn to Comply With the New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law: A Special Web – Based Training Program7.16.15
- "Interrelationships Among the ADA; the FMLA; G.L. c. 151B; G.L. c. 149, 52D; the DVLA; the MPLA; and the Earned Sick Time Law," in Massachusetts Employment Law (MCLE 4th Ed. 2015) with Sally Adams, Joe Ambash, Justin Keith, and Nina Kimball.
- "Modifying Methods of Supervision or Evaluation," in Employees Leave and Accommodations Law in Massachusetts (MCLE 3rd Ed. 2016) with Sally Adams, Joe Ambash, Justin Keith.
- Gig Employer Blog8.5.16
- Cross Border Employer Blog6.13.16
- Cross Border Employer Blog4.22.15
- Cross Border Employer Blog11.20.14
- Cross Border Employer Blog2.7.14
- “Self-Help Discovery” In Discrimination Cases May Be On The Way6.6.16
- Massachusetts Attorney General Revises "Safe Harbor" Provision to Address Part-Time Employees and Publishes Notice Poster6.11.15
- Massachusetts Attorney General Offers "Safe Harbor" to Employers on Earned Sick Time, But Certain Conditions Apply6.1.15
- Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 2008
- Case Western Reserve UniversityB.A. 2005, cum laude