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Robert H. Morsilli


P 617-367-0025
F 617-367-2155


Robert H. Morsilli is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on traditional labor relations and wage and hour advice, counseling and litigation.

Mr. Morsilli provides advice and counsel, conducts training and represents clients in matters involving a wide array of employment law topics, including employment discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and related state laws. Mr. Morsilli has appeared on behalf clients in these matters before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights.

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Labor Relations Experience

With respect to labor relations, Mr. Morsilli represents both unionized and union-free clients. He has negotiated dozens of collective bargaining agreements, and he regularly advises clients, both unionized and union-free, regarding the development and implementation of strategic labor relations initiatives. Mr. Morsilli is a frequent lecturer and trainer on all aspects of labor law, including the practice of positive employee relations and the rights and obligations of management under collective bargaining agreements and applicable laws. Mr. Morsilli has represented clients in labor relations matters before various arbitration tribunals, the National Labor Relations Board, federal district courts and federal courts of appeal.

Wage and Hour Experience

Mr. Morsilli also regularly advises and represents clients in wage and hour matters. He is frequently retained by clients to conduct internal audits of wage and hour policies and practices, as well as trainings. He also represents clients in wage and hour matters before federal and state agencies, such as the federal Department of Labor and the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Morsilli has litigated wage and hour matters in both single plaintiff and collective/class actions.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Boston Bar Association

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February 9, 2018

Employers Take Note: Labor Board Poised to Reverse Additional Obama-Era Work Rule Interpretations

February 9, 2018

The National Labor Relations Board has taken another giant step toward repudiating the Obama-era Board’s highly restrictive interpretations of work rules, set forth in Lutheran Heritage-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004). In Grill Concepts Services, Inc. v. NLRB, Nos. 16-1238, 1287, at the Board’s request, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the... Read More

February 2, 2017

NLRB General Counsel Concludes Division I Scholarship Football Players are Employees under Labor Law

February 2, 2017

Scholarship football players in Division I FBS private sector colleges and universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin has concluded. Accordingly, he explained, the players have all of the rights and protections available to employees under the Act... Read More

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Union Membership Remains Low Despite Administration’s Call on Workers to Join
February 6, 2015

According to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report is evidence “that belonging to a union makes a powerful difference in people’s lives, providing greater economic security and helping them punch their ticket to the middle class” but data indicates union membership remains low. Read More

NLRB’s Johnson and Griffin Review Pitfalls Associated With Employer Monitoring of Social Media
November 24, 2014

Officials of the National Labor Relations Board recently weighed in on the legal risks employers bear under the National Labor Relations Act when monitoring employee/applicant use of social media. Read More