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Michael R. Bertoncini

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Boston

P   617-305-1270
F   617-367-2155
Michael.Bertoncini@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Michael R. Bertoncini is a Shareholder in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on labor relations, and employment law counseling and litigation.

In labor relations matters, he regularly counsels clients on the practice of positive employee relations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of organized clients, represents clients in labor arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board proceedings, and counsels clients with respect to rights and obligations under collective bargaining agreements and applicable labor and employment laws. He also has extensive experience in advising organizations responding to corporate campaigns and negotiating neutrality agreements.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Bertoncini was Deputy General Counsel for a hospital system that is the largest fully integrated community care organization in New England. He was responsible for all of the system’s labor and employment law matters, and was involved in its acquisition by a private equity firm as well as its growth from six to ten hospitals in a twelve-month period. His three years as in-house counsel for this large health care system give Mr. Bertoncini a keen understanding of the impact of labor and employment law issues on clients’ business operations.

In addition to his labor relations experience, Mr. Bertoncini has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on whistleblower and retaliation matters, as well as negotiating executive agreements, both employment and separation agreements. Mr. Bertoncini also represents clients in the litigation of employment matters. His litigation experience includes matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has appeared before United States Courts of Appeals and District Courts, Massachusetts and New York state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Mr. Bertoncini is a frequent speaker and trainer on labor and employment law topics for various organizations including Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Council on Education in Management, Lorman Education Services, the Boston Bar Association, and several chambers of commerce.

While attending Boston College, he received the John A. McCarthy, SJ Award for the most distinguished Scholar of the College thesis.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Boston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee (2010-present)

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June 10, 2015

Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Update: Safe Harbor Clarified, Form Notice Available

June 10, 2015

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office posted on its website a clarification of its previously announced Safe Harbor provision extending the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time compliance deadline for employers who provide paid time off that is substantially similar to that required by the Law. The AG’s office clarification... Read More

April 27, 2015

Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law Update: Proposed Regulations Released by Attorney General's Office

April 27, 2015

Proposed regulations to the voter-approved Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law, which takes effect July 1, 2015, were released by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office on April 24th. The proposed regulations can be found at: http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/regulations/proposed/940-cmr-33-00-proposed.pdf. The proposal covers... Read More

December 23, 2014

NLRB Announces New Standard for Exercising Jurisdiction Over Religiously Affiliated Colleges and Universities

December 23, 2014

In what is certain to be a controversial decision that could spark widespread organizing of faculty in private colleges and universities, the National Labor Relations Board adopted new standards for determining whether to exercise jurisdiction over self-identified religious colleges and universities under the U.S. Supreme Court’s... Read More

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Blog Posts by Michael R. Bertoncini

Discrimination and Retaliation Claims of Nurse with Night Blindness May Proceed, Federal Court Rules
August 24, 2015

Denying a nursing home’s motion for summary judgment, a federal court in Tennessee has allowed a nurse who suffered from impaired vision to proceed with her age and disability discrimination claims and a claim for retaliation. Harris v. MatureCare of Standifer Place, LLC d/b/a The Health Center at Standifer Place, C.A. No. Read More

Department of Health and Human Services Issues Compliance Resource for Governing Boards
May 4, 2015

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS OIG), the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors and the Health Care Compliance Association have released a joint educational resource to assist governing boards of health care organizations in carrying out their complia Read More

OSHA Issues New Guidelines on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare
April 18, 2015

OSHA’s recent update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers may be of particular interest to healthcare employers.  Additional information about these updated guidelines can be found in this post on the Jackson Lewis OSHA Law Blog. Read More