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Attorney Atlas is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was the founder of the Boston College Law School Keyport Scholarship Fund which annually provides financial assistance to deserving students at the Law School.

His career has been exclusively as a business and  employment attorney representing private and public sector employers, key executives, and individual employees.

His experience includes: business formation, governance and dissolution; business dispute resolution; shareholders' agreements; hiring practices; wage/hour compliance; 1099/W2 employee classification; "whistle blowing" cases; reduction in force; employee manuals;  human resources department matters; labor/union relations; employment and business contract development, negotiation administration and termination. Advocate or neutral provider in mediation/arbitration matters; administrative law, trial and appellate court litigation regarding regulatory compliance; individual and employment contract negotiation and non-compete enforcement.

Specialties: Corporate guidance, labor/management relations, representation regarding all aspects of employment and business relationships as well as judicial and alternate dispute resolution of controversies arising therefrom.

- Union Organization and Labor Agreement Administration
- Labor Discrimination Law Compliance
- Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Information Security Plans for Identity Protection
- Payment of Wages
- Classification of Employees (1099/W-2)
- Computer Use Policies
- Protected Personal Information Security Programs (WISP)
- Oracle Business Expo-Featured Speaker, Employee Classification Act (1099/W-2)
- National Police K-9 Convention - Speaker, Overtime Compensation (FLSA)
- Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants-  IRS/DOL Employee Classification Developments


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
  2. Discrimination: 10%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Atlas Employment Law

175 Highland Avenue
Suite 408
Needham, MA, 02494



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition of ServiceMassachusetts Governor's Entreperneur Advisory Council1983
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAtlas & Atlas2006 - Present
AttorneyWarren D. Atlas & Associates2000 - 2006
AttorneyWarren D. Atlas, P.C.1992 - 2000
Labor AttorneyWayland Special Labor Town Counsel1985 - 1992
Appointed Attorney Consultant and MemberGovernor's Commission on Mature Industries1984 - 1985
AttorneyAttorney Warren D. Atlas1977 - 1992
Hearing Officer (per diem)Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission1976 - 1977
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Business Lawyers NetworkAttorney Member2012 - Present
Business Leaders NetworkMember2011 - Present
Suburban Boston NetworkersMember2011 - Present
Tradecenter Networking GroupMember2011 - 2012
Burlington Area Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2012
Greater Lowell Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2012
Town of Wayland Council on AgingMember1992 - 1994
Jewish Family Services of MetrowestBoard of Directors1990 - 1994
Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel AssociationAttorney Member1985 - 1988
Town of Wayland Personnel BoardAttorney Member1980 - 1985
Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers ProjectVolunteer Attorney1978 - 1980
Boston College Legal Assistance BureauVolunteer Attorney1972 - 1973
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Dillman v. Town of Hooksett 153 N.H. 344 (2006)Successful
Gilbert v. Perlov, et al, Suffolk County Superior Court CA# SUCV 2000-00944-ASuccessfully Settled
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Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public AccountantsEmployee vs. Independent Contractor (with S. Soltys, CPA)2012
Police K-9 MagazineFLSA Overtime Compensation for K-9 Officers2010
Greater Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Publications Vol. 6, Issue 1Serious Criminal & Civil Consequence for Employers Under the Massachusetts Wage Act2009
Massachusetts Municipal AssociationUnionization: It Doesn't Have to be Inevitable1980
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Hobart CollegeEnglish and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Small Firms ConferenceW-2 Employee vs 1099 Independent Contractor Classification and the New IRS Amnesty (VCSP)2012
Oracle USA Business Expo1099/W2 Classification Seminar2011
2011 National Police K-9 ConventionOvertime Compensation Under the Fair Labor Standards Act for Police K-9 Officers2011
Annual Public Sector Labor and Employment Law Review and UpdateThe Status Quo Ante Doctrine in Public Sector Labor Relations2002
National Guardianship Association Annual ConferenceDo Not Rescucitate Orders by Guardians for Wards1993
Management and Supervisors Union Relations SeminarLabor Relations in the Health Care Industry1988