Joshua Nadreau is a labor and employment litigation attorney in the Boston office.
Working with clients in New England and throughout the country, Josh routinely advises and represents clients in collective bargaining, arbitration proceedings, and before state and federal administrative agencies. His litigation practice focuses on class and collective wage and hour litigation. Josh also advises clients on compliance with state and federal leave laws, restrictive covenants, and matters concerning allegations of employment discrimination.
Labor: Negotiation and Arbitration
In connection with his Labor practice, Josh has represented clients in both the public and private sector at the bargaining table during collective bargaining negotiations with unionized employees. Josh has also tried numerous labor arbitration hearings concerning employee discipline and discharge, contractual interpretation, and denial of tenure.
Josh has significant experience in representing both union and non-union clients in proceedings dealing with labor protections tied to Federal Transit Administration funding under Section 13(c) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act.
Josh also represents his clients in labor litigation matters in state and federal courts, including matters involving the breach of the duty of fair representation, injunctions, and proceedings to vacate arbitration awards.
A large part of his Labor practice is advising clients on the day to day decisions (and potential consequences) of operating in a unionized environment.
Employment Litigation: Complex Wage & Hour Litigation
In addition to his labor practice, Josh regularly advises and represents clients in class and collective wage and hour litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Act. These cases typically involve allegations of impermissible rounding of time clock punches, off-the-clock work, misclassification, and meal/rest breaks.
Josh also handles wage and hour audits on behalf of large and small clients before the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office and the Department of Labor.
Josh enjoys representing clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 corporations to locally owned car dealerships and other businesses. His industry experience includes hospitality, manufacturing, health care, higher education, and retail organizations.
In his spare time he is a certified high school football and basketball official and proud father of Watson the Beagle.