Andrew E. Silvia is a Boston litigation attorney who focuses his practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation. Mr. Silvia has significant experience defending claims of discrimination and retaliation, wage-and-hour lawsuits, labor disputes and unfair-practice charges, misclassification claims, breach-of-contract and wrongful-termination cases, as well as unfair-competition matters.
In addition, Mr. Silvia counsels employers regarding employment policies and compliance with all state and federal employment laws. He frequently drafts and revises handbooks, policies, and various employment agreements.
Mr. Silvia has handled cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (RICHR).
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Silvia practiced for several years at a prominent, international, labor and employment boutique law firm. Before beginning his private practice, Mr. Silvia served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Silverstein on the Rhode Island Superior Court business calendar.
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