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Samantha Regenbogen Manelin

Samantha Manelin is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department, and a member of the Employment Law Counseling & Training, Employment Litigation & Arbitration and Wage and Hour Practice Groups. She handles a wide range of employment litigation matters, representing clients across various industries, including sports, financial institutions, higher education and telecommunications. Samantha has had experience assisting in single-plaintiff as well as class and collective action litigations, in both state and federal court, and has successfully attained a defense verdict as second chair in a jury trial in the District of Massachusetts. Samantha also advises clients on day-to-day labor and employment issues.

Before joining Proskauer, Samantha was an intern with the enforcement unit of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated complaints and drafted dispositions. While in law school, Samantha served as a board member of the Women's Law Association and worked in the Employment Law Clinic.

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Parental Leave Bill

On January 7, 2015, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a Parental Leave bill, which significantly amends Mass. Gen. L. ch. 149, section 105D.  Before the amendment, the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”) provided eight weeks of job-protected leave to female employees for the birth or adoption of a child. Now, however, among other expansive … Continue Reading

Massachusetts AG Advises on Domestic Violence Leave Act

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued an Advisory regarding the new Domestic Violence Leave Act, which was passed on August 8, 2014. The Advisory helped to clarify some of the requirements of the Act: Because the Act broadly states that it applies to employers with 50 or more employees, it was previously unclear whether the … Continue Reading

Massachusetts Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts joined the growing list of states to guarantee paid sick leave for employees. According to the new law (a ballot question passed by voters), employees may use earned sick leave to care for a physical or mental illness, to care for sick family members, to attend medical appointments, or to … Continue Reading
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