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Rachel E. Muñoz

Principal
Boston

P 617-367-0025
F 617-367-2155
Rachel.Munoz@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Rachel E. Muñoz is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts office of Jackson Lewis, P.C.  She practices labor and employment law with a particular emphasis on labor relations, as well as employment law counseling and litigation.

Ms. Muñoz focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing higher education clients.  Ms. Muñoz has assisted colleges and universities, as well as clients in other industries, with union card-signing efforts; union representation campaigns; collective bargaining administration, including grievance and arbitration issues; and, she has been the chief spokesperson at multiple collective bargaining negotiations.  She has represented colleges and universities at the National Labor Relations Board in connection with union representation petitions, bargaining unit issues and related objections and challenges, and unfair labor practice charges involving adjunct faculty, graduate students, and staff.

In her employment law practice, she provides advice and counsel to employers on a wide range of issues, including hiring, background check procedures, discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, performance management, internal investigations, terminations, and wage and hour violations. She also drafts and revises employee handbooks and other workplace policies. In addition to defending employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Muñoz is an experienced negotiator and regularly helps clients resolve disputes through mediation or directly with opposing parties.

While attending law school, Ms. Muñoz served as a Teaching Assistant and tutor for first-year law students learning legal research and writing.

Honors and Recognitions

Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Excellence in the Law Up & Coming Lawyer (2015)

 

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Committee on Membership and Member Services
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, Latino Lawyers Group

Published Works

“Making Sense of Healthcare Law Requirements,” Independent Joe (May, 2015) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Denise Carty-Bennia Award Ceremony and Reception,” Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, MA May 2017) (Keynote Speaker)
  • “Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference:  Labor Goes to School – Maybe,” Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, MA December 2016) (Panelist)
  • “42nd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference:  Government and the Bar Confront the Fissured Workplace,” Suffolk University School of Law (Boston, MA October 2015) (Panelist)
  • “Fundamentals of Employment Law, Fair Labor Standards Act, Wage and Hour Issues, and Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace,” Sterling Education Services (Westborough, MA February 2013) (Faculty)
  • “38th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference:  Employee Rights in the Obama Era,” Suffolk University School of Law (Boston, MA October 2011) (Panelist)
  • “Charles T. Schmidt Labor Research Center’s Twelfth Annual Labor Arbitration Conference:  14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett,” University of Rhode Island (Newport, RI October 2011) (Panelist)
  • “Annual Employment Law,” Metrowest Human Resource Management Association (Southborough, MA June 2010 and June 2011) (Speaker)
  • “Employment Discrimination Update,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (Boston, MA March 2011)
  • “Seminar on Employment-Related Records,” Lorman Education Services (Woburn, MA February 2011) (Faculty)
  • “Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference:  Pyett and its Implications,” Northeastern University School of Law (Boston, MA January 2011) (Panelist) 
  • “Social Networking Policies,” South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Quincy, MA January 2011) (Speaker) 

See AllRachel E. Muñoz in the News

December 1, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

September 13, 2017
Law 360

Rachel E. Muñoz Discusses Joining Jackson Lewis' Boston Office

September 13, 2017

Rachel E. Muñoz discusses leaving Morgan Brown & Joy LLP to join Jackson Lewis' Boston office in "Jackson Lewis Hires Ex-Morgan Brown Employment Atty," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 7, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Strengthens Employment Practice, Welcomes Rachel E. Muñoz to Boston Office

September 7, 2017

BOSTON, MA (September 7, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased announce Rachel E. Muñoz has joined the firm’s Boston office as a Principal. Ms. Muñoz joins the firm from Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, where she represented employers in the full spectrum of labor and employment law... Read More

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Oct 17

Boston, MA
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Higher Education Law Summit

October 17, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor - Boston, MA
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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See AllBlog Posts by Rachel E. Muñoz

Seattle Ordinance Giving Drivers Right to Collectively Bargain Not Preempted by NLRA
June 10, 2018

A landmark law giving drivers of app-based transportation companies, such as Uber and Lyft, the right to collectively bargain is not preempted by the National Labor Relations Act, a three-member panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. City of Seattle, No. 17-35640 (9th Cir. May 11, 2018). Read More

Labor Board Considers Joint Employer Standard Rulemaking
May 22, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board has begun the process to consider rulemaking to establish a standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, according to the Board’s filing in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. Read More