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Leslie Lockard

Leslie Lockard

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

I give employers prompt, cost effective assistance in drafting their employee handbooks, policies, contracts and non competition agreements, as well as helping them resolve personnel issues and employment law compliance questions.  I provide advice about such matters as compensation, exemption and overtime pay laws; workplace/sexual harassment prevention and  investigation; disability and parental leave/FMLA rights; employee discipline, discharges and layoffs; independent contractor issues;  employee background checking laws; and social media policies. Having the right policies and procedures in place helps protect employers from legal and regulatory risk, as well as helping create a more harmonious and   productive workplace


Client testimonials: "You have been really great for my company. You are very professional, knowledgeable, easy to speak with and prompt" ...."You are always so very helpful to us in determining what course of action we should follow!".... .


Personal Interests: When not working, I love to read (especially history and innovation), nature walk,  listen to music, cheer for the Celtics and Red Sox, and volunteer in charitable/community service activities.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    28 years, 500 cases

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Contact Info

Norwood Corporate Cntr
1500 Providence Hway S-33
Norwood, MA, 02062

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198704/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer of Massachusetts, outstanding employment attorneySuper Lawyers2006
Paul Smith Award for Outstanding VolunteerismNeponset Valley of Chamber of Commerce2004
Super Lawyer of Massachusetts , outstanding employment attorneySuper Lawyers2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and Law firm ownerThe Law Office of Leslie Lockard, P.C.2007 - Present
AttorneyGaffin, Krattenmaker & O'Connor1992 - 2006
AttorneyBerlin, Clarey Deptula & Levee1987 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Neponset Valley Chamber of CommerceChair, Attorney Alliance2014 - Present
Neponset Valley Philharmonic OrchestraAdvisory Board of Directors2008 - Present
Neponset Valley Chamber of CommerceChairman of the Board2006 - 2006
Massachusetts Association of Personnel ServicesBoard of Directors/ Association counsel2006 - 2008
Neponset Valley Chamber of CommerceChair, Human Resources Council2003 - 2005
Massachusetts Society for Healthcare Risk ManagementBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Neponset Valley Visiting Nurse AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 1998

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Neponset Valley Business ConnectionNON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS MAY SOON BE PROHIBITED BY MASSACHUSETTS LAW: STEPS EMPLOYERS SHOULD CONSIDER TAKING NOW TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS, TRADE SECRETS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJuris doctor, MAGNA CUM LAUDE,1987
Boston UniversityMusicBA, MAGNA CUM LAUDE1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
EMPLOYMENT LAW ANNUAL UPDATEEMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS and NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS2014
New England Regional Conference, Nat'l Employment Lawyers Assn.Noncompetition Agreements and Computer Fraud Claims2011
Rotary Club meetingNew Laws : Personnel Records, CORI and Nursing Mothers :2010
HR CouncilTelecommuting: the Legal Risks and Requirements2010
Human Resources MeetingFMLA Regulations Substantial Revisions to Family and Medical Leave Act Law2009
Workplace Conflict Resolution SeminarWorkplace Conflict Resolution (full day seminar)2008
Elder Alliance AssociationEmployees Who Care for An Elderly Spouse or Parent: What Protections does The Law Provide?2008
Coach DQ Live Radio ProgramMaternity and Family Leave Rights2008
Human Resources CouncilWork/Family Balance: Maternity, Paternity, Child Caregiver and Family Leave Rights in the Workplace2007
Canton Association of Industries MeetingMassachusetts Health Insurance Reform Law2007
William Palumbo Insured Businesses AssociationState and Federal Employee Compensation Law2006
Human Resource CouncilEmployee Terminations In compliance With the Law2006
Human Resouce Council MeetingNon competition/Non-solicitation Agreements2006
Massachusetts Society of Healthcare Risk Managers State ConferenceSexual harassment2005
Human Resources CouncilEmployee Handbooks2005