Practice Areas > Employment


Andrew Freed works with individual employees as well as small and medium sized businesses in navigating the employment relationship. Mr. Freed strives to provide effective and practical guidance to his clients facing employment-related problems and zealous advocacy when disputes arise. 

He represents clients in all manner of employment disputes and litigation, including claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act and Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute. He also handles claims involving termination and severance agreements, employment contract disputes, privacy issues, non-competition and restrictive covenants, whistle-blower and other protected activity retaliation, trade secrets misappropriation, restrictions against competition and solicitation, interference with employment relationships and other unfair business practices.

Employment Practice Areas

  • Termination and Severance Agreements
  • Massachusetts Wage Law
  • Independent Contractor Disputes
  • Sales Commissions
Andrew Freed was the second lawyer I hired to help me recover sales commissions that my employer refused to pay. The first lawyer failed to get the company to budge, but Andy pursued my claim aggressively. He demonstrated a keen intellect, impressive knowledge of the law and excellent bargaining skills. Within months, my employer paid virtually all of my withheld commission income. I couldn’t be more impressed with Andy’s services.
— Employment Client

Employment Results

  • Successfully settled claim by liquor salesman against employer liquor wholesaler for improper retention of sales commissions. 
  • Obtained settlement of claim by Bank management employee for wages and severance benefits improperly withheld.
  • Represented numerous corporate executives in negotiating Termination and Severance Agreements in both Employee for Term and Employee at Will settings.
  • Successfully settled suit against employer for improperly classifying statutory employee as independent contractor.