Kathleen O’Malley practices in the area of employment law and has extensive experience defending litigation involving claims arising under state and federal anti-discrimination statutes, family and medical leave laws, whistleblower laws, common law and contracts. She regularly counsels clients on day-to-day issues relating to management of employee performance, corrective action, layoffs, wage and hour compliance, discrimination, harassment and retaliation, terminations, requests for accommodations and leave administration. Ms. O’Malley works with employers on the development of employment policies and procedures, training, and other best practices designed to reduce the risk of employment-related claims. She also negotiates and drafts executive employment agreements, as well as non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and severance agreements. Ms. O’Malley conducts internal investigations of claims of workplace harassment, discrimination and other code of conduct violations.