JEFFREY S. MORNEAU

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Jeffrey S. Morneau has successfully litigated scores of high profile cases, mainly in the areas of employment, wage and hour, and discrimination law.  Jeff is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.  Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in 1992 and was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for tennis.  He then graduated cum laude from Western New England College School of Law in 1998, where he served as an Articles and Note Editor of the Law Review.  Jeff also received a master of laws degree in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999.

Prior to joining Connor, Morneau & Olin, LLP as a partner, Jeff worked in the Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Department and was a member of the Employment Law Practice Group at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, PC, in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He then created his own niche practice in employment discrimination and wage and hour law at Donohue, Hyland & Donohue, P.C. in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where he worked from 2003 until the formation of Connor, Morneau & Olin, LLP in 2011.

In addition to working as a lawyer, Jeff is a real estate broker, avid tennis and platform tennis player, and frequently teaches Employment Law at Holyoke Community College.  He is also affiliated with a number of law-related boards and agencies and lectures on a variety of legal topics.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Labor Law
  • Wage and Hour
  • Real Estate
  • Unemployment Appeals
  • Consumer Protection
  • Civil Service Hearings


Education

  • Providence College, BA
  • Western New England College, School of Law JD cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Labor and Employment Law


Bar Admissions and Affiliations

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • Hampden County Bar Association (Board of Directors)
  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association (Mediation Panel)
  • Massachusetts Employment Lawyer’s Association (Chair, Wage & Hour Committee)
  • Western New England College School of Law Alumni Board
  • American Platform Tennis Association
  • Legal Resource Advocacy Center
  • New England Super Lawyers, 2010 New England Rising Stars


Publications

  • Too Good; Too Bad: Overqualified Older Workers, 22 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 45 (2000)
  • Offers to Purchase The American Dream:  The Effect of McCarthy v. Tobin, Massachusetts Bar Association, Section Review, Volume 6, No. 3 (2004)
  • Are you Really an Independent Contractor?, Hello Holyoke (2005)
  • Don’t Believe Everything Your Employer Tells You; Are You Salaried and Entitled To Overtime Pay?, Hello Holyoke (2005);
  • Compensatory Time Off For Overtime: Is It Allowed?, Hello Holyoke (2005)
  • Reporting For Duty: Employer’s Pay Up, Hello Holyoke (2005)
  • Does Training Time Mean Overtime Pay?, Hello Holyoke (2005)
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