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The Fair Labor Division of the Attorney General in Massachusetts is seeking to hire a Managing Attorney and Division Chief.

The listing for Managing Attorney for the Massachusetts Attorney General??s Offices lists the following information:

Attorney General Martha Coakley seeks an exceptional and highly motivated attorney to serve as the Managing Attorney of the Fair Labor Division (FLD), one of the divisions within the Office of the Attorney General??s Business and Labor Bureau. The FLD is committed to protecting workers?? rights and promoting a fair business environment for employers in the Commonwealth. The FLD enforces Massachusetts' workplace laws, including the prevailing wage, minimum wage, and nonpayment of wages and overtime laws. The Division is also charged with enforcing the child labor and public construction contracting laws. FLD has authority to seek criminal, civil, and administrative remedies for violations of the laws it enforces.

Primary Duties: Assist the Division Chief and Deputy Chief in managing the division, including the day-to-day supervision of investigations, cases and work product; and reviewing civil citations, settlement agreements, prosecution memoranda, and legal briefs for submission to state trial and appellate courts and the Division of Administrative Law Appeals. Assist in the development and supervision of criminal cases in the superior court and district court. Conduct periodic case reviews with Assistant Attorneys General (AAsG) and/or AAG/Investigator teams and provide support to AAsG with hearing and trial preparation and other litigation-related matters. Assist with AAG and support staff performance evaluations, and personnel matters including personnel development and training as needed. Maintain an individual caseload of complex cases, primarily criminal.

Qualifications: Excellent academic credentials; substantial skill and experience in written and oral advocacy; and familiarity with Massachusetts Wage and Hour Law, administrative law, civil and criminal law and appellate procedure. Applicants should have at least five years of litigation experience, preferably in the Labor & Employment Law arena, and experience in the supervision and management of attorneys. Understanding of public construction processes also preferable. Applicants must be admitted to the Massachusetts bar, or eligible for admission by motion.

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to:

Sandra L. Macdonald, Recruitment & Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Management Office
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Click here for complete job listing information and instructions.


The listing for Division Chief, Assistant Attorney General includes the following information:

Attorney General Martha Coakley seeks an exceptional, experienced, and highly motivated attorney to serve as Chief of the Fair Labor Division (FLD), one of the divisions within the Office of the Attorney General??s Business and Labor Bureau. The FLD is committed to protecting workers?? rights and promoting a fair business environment for employers in the Commonwealth. The FLD enforces Massachusetts' workplace laws, including the prevailing wage, minimum wage, and nonpayment of wages and overtime laws. The Division is also charged with enforcing the child labor and public construction contracting laws. FLD has authority to seek criminal, civil, and administrative remedies for violations of the laws it enforces.

Primary Duties: The Division Chief is responsible for supervising and directing activities of a division of approximately 50 staff, consisting of 15 Assistant Attorneys General, 35 Inspectors, and other staff working throughout the Commonwealth. Primary responsibilities of the Division Chief include: day-to-day supervision of Division cases and work product, including reviewing civil citations, prosecution memoranda, and legal briefs for submission to court and the Division of Administrative Law Appeals; development and supervision of criminal cases, including at the superior court and district court levels; review and approval of bid protest decisions; periodic case reviews with AAsG and/or AAG/Inspector teams; and coordination and outreach to constituent groups including public speaking, education campaigns and advisories. In addition, the Division Chief is responsible for the overall administration of the Division, including personnel matters, drafting periodic reports on FLD??s work, and attending regular meetings with the Attorney General and other senior staff. As time permits, the Chief personally handles significant or sensitive litigation, including settlement negotiations and non-litigation projects (e.g., helping to develop or commenting on legislation). The Division Chief reports to the Chief of the Business and Labor Bureau.

Position Requirements: 7 - 10 years experience in either criminal and/or civil litigation, preferably labor experience. Familiarity with state wage and hour laws and public construction practices preferred. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with public officials, employer/employee advocacy groups and public construction associations. Demonstrated ability to oversee multiple complex matters simultaneously, and ability to manage attorneys, paralegals, and other staff with varying levels of experience. Actual managerial experience is strongly preferred. Excellent negotiation and communication skills. Must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar or eligible for admission by motion.

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to:

Sandra Macdonald, Recruitment & Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Management Office
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Click here for complete job listing and instructions.




Two positions available Posted by on

The Fair Labor Division of the Office of the Attorney General in Massachusetts is seeking to fill two Wage and Hour Investigator positions.

Duties:
The Wage and Hour Investigator I (functional) reviews and investigates violations of labor standards under M.G.L. Chapter 149 and other related regulations and statutes; conducts interviews concerning complaints of wage violations; writes reports; responds to inquiries from employees, employers, and their representatives regarding applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; conducts site visits; testifies at civil and criminal hearings and before the Grand Jury; and supports the enforcement of wage, hour, child labor and prevailing wage and other related work as required. Inspectors (Investigators) also conduct payroll audits and analyze financial records.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in inspection or investigatory work or in the regulation or enforcement of wage and hour laws, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and applicable substitutions. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator??s license is required.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
I. An Associate??s degree with a major in a related discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
II. A bachelor??s degree with a major in a related discipline may be substituted for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional or technical experience and investigatory work in labor standards is preferred. Law enforcement or construction and trade experience also preferred. Computer and auditing skills preferred. Spanish or Brazilian-Portuguese language skills are also preferred.

How To Apply:
Apply by submitting cover letter,and resume and to:
Sandra L. Macdonald, Recruitment & Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
Human Resource Management Office
One Ashburton Place, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

More information is available at the online job posting.



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