Christopher B. Kaczmarek represents employers of all sizes in matters involving a wide range of state and federal laws before state and federal administrative agencies and courts, including the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Chris regularly defends employers in litigation, including class actions, involving claims of:
- Alleged wage and hour violations
- Wrongful discharge
- Breach of contract
- Unlawful discrimination
He also defends and prosecutes cases involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. He has specific knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as state wage and hour laws. Additionally, Chris counsels employers on the steps necessary to minimize the chance of litigation. He provides advice to employers regarding:
- Individual employment decisions
- The creation and successful implementation of effective personnel policies
- Compensation practices
- Employment agreements
Chris has written for a variety of publications and regularly gives lectures, presentations, and training sessions regarding a variety of employment law topics, including the identification and prevention of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. He is a core member of the editorial board for the firm's Wage and Hour Blog. His clients include financial services companies, retailers, hospitals and health care providers.
Before joining Littler Mendelson in November 2005, Chris practiced labor and employment law at another firm. He also previously clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Boston Bar Association
- Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
- Former Chairman, Board of Directors - Housing Families Inc.
- Order of the Coif