Areas of Practice


Employment and Labor Law

Employees as well as Employers have certain rights in the workplace. We offer comprehensive services in the Employment area whether you are the Employer or the Employee. Knowing your rights in the workplace is critical to successful employment for everyone!  

Understanding your rights when you are an employee can be confusing! Most employees in Massachusetts are considered to be “at-will” employees. Even employees that are members of a Union may still be considered “at-will” employees. And some employees that have signed agreements with their employers may still be considered “at-will” employees. What does that mean? In Massachusetts, an employee that is an “at-will” employee can be hired or fired for any reason as long as that reason is not discriminatory. Not all adverse actions against employees are discriminatory and it is important to know the difference. We can help, if you think you have been a victim of discrimination in the work place call Mass Bay Law Associates, and speak to an Attorney that can help you.      

Understanding your obligations when you are an employer can be difficult! In Massachusetts, there are certain requirements that an employer must follow, for example, paying over-time to employees. The laws are very specific and if the employer doesn’t know or follow the rules it can be very costly. Educating your staff and Management Team is critical when dealing with these issues.    At Mass Bay Law Associates, we offer a wide variety of services concerning Employment and Labor Issues including: Americans with Disabilities (ADA);  Contracts and Agreements for Employment; Collective Bargain Agreements (CBA); Discrimination in the work place; Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  

Family Law

 Family law is a practice area that encompasses the many legal issues that families may face. These issues include:  

  • Divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Division of assets and  liabilities due to divorce
  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Paternity
  • Dependency and child neglect
  • Protection from abuse

Our firm prides itself on helping our clients navigate through some of the most stressful experiences in life. We find it very rewarding to know we’ve helped someone through such a difficult time.   We also offer mediation services. Call to inquire  

Civil Litgation

If you are considering filing a lawsuit, you should consult with a litigation lawyer.  Attorney Carlson and her staff are intimately familiar with all of the required procedures involved with complex litigation cases.  In the alternative, some cases are better handled using alternative dispute resolution (ADR – Mediation, Arbitration), consult Mass Bay Law Associates today, for sound advice regarding your options.      

Family Estate Planning

The staff at Mass Bay Law can assist you in protecting your assets now and for the future.  We offer a wide variety of services, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies.