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Laura E. Schneider

Laura Schneider’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law. She counsels clients on employment law compliance issues, personnel policies, employee relations and performance management. 

Ms. Schneider regularly conducts sensitive internal investigations, including with respect to allegations of unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She also has significant experience conducting comprehensive reviews of workplace culture and helping employers develop initiatives for more respectful and inclusive workplaces.

Ms. Schneider regularly negotiates employment and severance agreements, and advises clients on the employment and labor issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. She also assists employers in preparing for and managing government audits in areas including employee classification and affirmative action compliance, and advises clients on pay equity matters. Learn more about Ms. Schneider's practice and how she can support your company on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Ms. Schneider has represented employers before state and federal courts and government agencies in a wide range of litigation matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, contractual disputes, unfair competition, worker classification, wage and hour claims, and the National Labor Relations Act. Additionally, Ms. Schneider has represented clients in a variety of matters involving unions, including assisting employers with managing strikes and other labor disputes.

Ms. Schneider conducts customized management training and seminars on topics including discrimination and harassment avoidance, hiring and firing, disability accommodation and leave management, compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws, union awareness, and positive employee relations.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Recognition

  • Named among the 2016-2021 Best Lawyers in America in the area of employment law - management
  • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star" in labor and employment in the May 2005 edition of Boston Magazine

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 1992

    • AB, Harvard University, 1988

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

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