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Steffans Legal Recent Retaliation Case Successes in Pittsfield, North Adams, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod


Attorney Ben Steffans has specialized in employment law since graduating from law school in 2006. He began representing individuals in employment cases in 2012.  In the last five years, Ben has recovered over $3,000,000 for his clients in claims ranging from unlawful sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, unpaid overtime, unpaid tips, unpaid commissions, and unpaid bonuses.  Ben has helped employees all across the state, from Pittsfield to Lowell, Lawrence to Fall River, New Bedford to Springfield, and from Worcester to the Cape.  Below is a list of some of Ben’s recent successes.


Ben Steffans has successfully handled numerous unlawful retaliation cases regarding complaints of unlawful harassment, unlawful discrimination, and unpaid wages in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Lowell.  Below is a selected list of those cases.

  • Financial professional, unlawful retaliation, North Adams, Berkshire County. Represented a financial professional from North Adams in claims of unlawful retaliation against his former employer. Ben Steffans successfully mediated that dispute and recovered a large settlement for that individual. The amount is protected by a confidentiality agreement that the employer insisted be part of the settlement. This case involved claims arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

  • Maintenance professional, retaliation, Natick, Middlesex County. Represented a maintenance professional from Natick who was terminated shortly after raising concerns about workplace safety. The employee felt this was unlawful retaliation and Ben Steffans filed suit. Initially, the employer refused to provide any compensation for the client’s suffering. After considerable discovery, Ben Steffans was able to secure a significant monetary award for his client.

  • Executive, retaliation, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented a not-for-profit executive, claiming that he was unlawfully terminated in retaliation for him complaining that his co-workers were being unlawfully harassed and discriminated against due to their disability. The employer initially refused to settle. After a short round of discovery, they agreed to mediate, and settled for a sizable amount that they insisted be kept confidential. The case involved claims arising under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the Massachusetts version of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Loan officer, retaliation and unpaid wages/overtime, Springfield, Hampden County. Represented a loan officer in claims of unpaid wages and unlawful retaliation. After discovery, Ben Steffans negotiated a favorable, but confidential, settlement on behalf of that individual. This case included claims regarding unpaid overtime brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Massachusetts version of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Medical professional, harassment and retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented an individual from Worcester who was harassed and discriminated against due to her disability. This employee also claimed that she was retaliated against for complaining about the disability harassment and discrimination. Ben Steffans fought for this employee through discovery and eventually secured a sizable settlement on her behalf. The employer insisted that the amount of that settlement be kept confidential. This case was pending in federal court in Worcester.

  • Medical professional, harassment and retaliation, Springfield, Hampden County. Recovered a sizable but confidential award for a medical professional from Springfield who was retaliated against for complaining about fraudulent activity and who was subjected to sexual harassment. This employer was based in Springfield and the claim was pending in Hampden County Superior Court and included claims brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the state version of Title VII, and the anti-retaliation provisions of the False Claims Act.

  • Salesman, retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a salesman from Worcester in a case against his employer, also based in Worcester. This case included claims for unpaid commissions, unpaid overtime, and retaliation for complaining about unpaid commissions. Ben Steffans secured a sizable pre-suit resolution for this employee that the employer insisted be kept confidential.

  • Patient registration specialist, disability discrimination and unlawful retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Benjamin Steffans represented an individual in claims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation based upon the client’s disability. The employer engaged in retaliatory acts against the employee, including giving the employee written warnings for tardiness and absences related to her disability even though these absences were covered by accommodations granted by the employer and were reasonable. These actions violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Chapter 151B of the Massachusetts General Laws. Steffans Legal successfully resolved the claims in a sizeable pre-suit settlement.

  • Food-safety worker, unlawful retaliation, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Successfully represented a food-safety worker from Worcester in claims of unlawful retaliation and discrimination after she verbally complained about sexual and racial harassment and discrimination in the workplace. A complaint was filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination citing the Worcester employer’s violations of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of Title VII. The case resolved for a sizeable settlement after the MCAD issued a probable cause finding.

  • IT professional, unlawful retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Steffans Legal represented an IT professional from Paxton in claims of unlawful retaliation against his former employer based in Worcester. A complaint was filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination alleging unlawful retaliation citing that our client was terminated for reporting unlawful sexual harassment. The case involved claims arising under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of Title VII. The case was successfully resolved resulting in a significant award for our client.

  • Fundraiser, disability discrimination and retaliation, Leominster, Worcester County. Represented an individual in claims of disability discrimination and retaliation. The individual claimed she was not hired after disclosing her disability and requesting for a later start date during the interview process as a reasonable accommodation so that she could adjust her medications to allow her to start at a certain time. A complaint was filed at the Worcester office of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act. These claims were resolved before the case reached the investigative conference.

  • Executive, unlawful retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a client in claims of illegal retaliation regarding complaints of sexual harassment in violation of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of Title VII. This case was filed and litigated at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Worcester office against an employer based in Springfield. The employer requested to mediate after the close of discovery and the case was successfully resolved for a sizable settlement amount, which the employer insisted be kept confidential.


Steffans Legal Recent Discrimination Case Successes in Pittsfield, North Adams, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod


Ben Steffans has successfully handled discrimination cases involving racial discrimination, gender discrimination, religious discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Lowell.  Below is a selected list of those cases.

  • Financial professional, disability discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a finance professional residing in Worcester who had been fired by her employer also based in Worcester. Her employer claimed that she was terminated as a result of a restructuring of her department. The employee felt it was due to her disability. That case quickly mediated, resulting with a large payout to the client. That amount is protected by a confidentiality agreement per the employer’s insistence. That case involved claims brought under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the Massachusetts version of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Food service worker, racial discrimination and harassment, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented an African-American food-service employee who was subject to racial discrimination. Initially, her employer refused to offer any compensation to this employee for the harassment she suffered. The employer eventually agreed to mediate the claim and voluntarily agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve the claim. That case involved claims arising under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the Massachusetts version of Title VII.

  • Medical professional, harassment, discrimination, and unpaid wages, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented an employee who was subjected to unlawful age discrimination, sexual harassment, and unpaid wages. This employee was treated differently by her employer because of her age, including not inviting her to company events, ignoring her in social settings, and removing job responsibilities. The employer initially refused to compensate the client for her damages. Eventually, he changed his tune and agreed to a confidential, and significant, settlement payment. This case included claims brought under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the Massachusetts version of Title VII. This case also included claims brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Massachusetts version of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Food service worker, disability discrimination, Springfield, Hampden County. Represented a manager who was suffering from a chronic shoulder injury. The client’s employer had threatened to terminate this employee because his client’s condition prevented him from lifting over 20 pounds. Ben Steffans successfully established that this was unreasonable and that the employer must provide an accommodation by modifying his client’s job to eliminate this requirement. Ben Steffans also secured a sizable monetary award for this employee due to his suffering. This case included claims of disability discrimination, failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, and acting in bad faith during the interactive process.

  • Food service worker, racial discrimination and religious discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a food service worker in claims of racial and religious discrimination against her former employer based in Fitchburg. Our client was harassed by her co-workers for being a practicing Muslim. Benjamin Steffans successfully negotiated a pre-suit settlement for the client.

  • Financial professional, disability discrimination, failure to accommodate disability, and failure to engage in interactive process, Springfield, Hampden County. Represented a financial professional from Springfield in claims regarding disability discrimination, failure to accommodate a disability, and failure to engage in the interactive process in good faith. Ben Steffans successfully secured a financial settlement for this client from his employer, based in Worcester. The case included claims brought under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the state version of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Medical professional, maternity leave discrimination, Springfield, Hampden County. Represented a healthcare professional from Springfield regarding violations of the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act. The employer, also based in Springfield, attempted to reduce her working hours while she was on maternity leave. Ben Steffans successfully secured a monetary payment for this client and a promise not to modify her work schedule.

  • Shuttle driver, religious discrimination and harassment, Spencer, Worcester County. Successfully represented a shuttle driver in workplace religious discrimination and religious harassment claims against his former employer. The employer, a large transportation company based in Charlestown, did not allow our client, a practicing Muslim, to pray during work hours as required by his religion. Steffans Legal asserted that the employer failed to provide a reasonable accommodation and allowed the employee to suffer unlawful harassment targeting his religion and ethnicity. In doing so, the employer violated Massachusetts laws and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protecting employees from employment discrimination based on their religious beliefs. This matter was resolved with a large pre-suit settlement.

  • Finance manager, violation of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, Shrewsbury, Worcester County. Represented an automotive finance manager in claims against a large automotive dealership in Auburn, Massachusetts. We asserted that our client’s termination was in violation of Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, based on the employer’s failure to provide sick leave and medical leave. This claim also included allegations of failure to accommodate a disability brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ben Steffans successfully negotiated a sizeable pre-suit settlement for the client.

  • Medical Claims Reviewer, disability discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented an individual in claims against a large health insurance provider, based in Worcester, for unlawful failure to provide reasonable accommodation for a disability and failure to pay overtime for off-the-clock work, including work performed at home and on weekends. The alleged claims arose under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Massachusetts Wage Act. The claims were successfully resolved in a pre-litigation settlement.

  • Medical professional, unlawful discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Attorney Steffans represented a medical professional from Worcester in claims of unlawful discrimination based upon the client’s disability against an employer based in Greenfield. This case included claims pursuant to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case was successfully resolved before being filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s Worcester Office.

  • Retail employee, disability discrimination, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Steffans Legal represented an individual in claims of unlawful disability discrimination in violation of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This case included allegations that the employer, a large national retailer, failed to provide the client with a leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation due to her complicated pregnancy. The employer claimed that such a leave was not reasonable under the circumstances. The employer requested to mediate after completing a small amount of discovery and the case was settled for a large settlement amount that the employer insisted be subject to a non-disclosure agreement.

  • Medical claims reviewer, age discrimination and unpaid wager, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a medical claims reviewer in claims against a health insurance company, based in Worcester, for age discrimination and unpaid overtime as a result of being misclassified as an employee exempt from overtime. The claims were successfully resolved pre-suit and included claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B.


Steffans Legal Recent Harassment Case Successes in Pittsfield, North Adams, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod


Ben Steffans has successfully handled harassment / bullying cases involving racial harassment, sexual harassment, religious harassment, and disability harassment in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Lowell.  Below is a selected list of those cases.

  • Medical professional, sexual harassment, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented a medical professional in a sexual harassment claim. That individual was subjected to unwanted touching and comments. The employer agreed to mediate but refused to provide adequate compensation. Ben’s tenacious approach forced that employer to settle the claim for a significant amount that they insisted be kept confidential. That case included claims brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, the Massachusetts version of Title VII.

  • Medical professional, age harassment, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented medical professional in age harassment claim. That individual was subjected to age-related comments about her work ethic and appearance. Employer eventually agreed to settle the claim for an amount it insisted be kept confidential.

  • Medical professional, disability harassment, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a medical professional who was harassed by co-workers due to her weight and retaliated against for complaining about the harassment. The case was filed in federal court in Worcester and settled according to a confidential agreement.

  • Food service, sexual harassment, North Adams, Berkshire County. Represented fast-food worker in a sexual harassment claim that involved unwanted touchings and comments by a co-worker as well as an employer’s failure to remedy the harassment. The case quickly settled for a confidential and sizable monetary award.

  • Food service, racial harassment, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Represented food service employee in racial harassment claim that included derogatory comments and display of images as well as employer’s failure to remedy. Settled for a considerable and confidential amount after mediation.

  • Municipal employee, sexual harassment, Berkshire County. Steffans Legal represented a municipal employee in claims of sexual harassment and disability discrimination against her former employer. She was sexually harassed by a supervisor and her complaints were not addressed by her managers. A complaint was filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) in Springfield. The claims at issue in this case were brought under the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of Title VII. The matter was resolved for a sizable settlement after the MCAD issued a probable cause finding.

  • Paramedic, sexual harassment and gender discrimination, Worcester, Worcester County. Recently represented a paramedic in claims of gender discrimination and sexual harassment against a hospital based in Worcester. Our client was subjected to sexist remarks and received disparate treatment as compared to her male counterparts in violation of Title VII and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act. Attorney Steffans successfully negotiated a pre-suit settlement on behalf of the paramedic.

  • Technicians, racial harassment, Berkshire County. Attorney Benjamin Steffans represented technicians in claims of illegal racial harassment, including use of racially offensive terms and the display of racially offensive objects. The claims were litigated in federal court in Springfield, after proceeding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in Springfield. This case included claims arising under Title VII and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act. The claims were resolved after extensive discovery and prior to summary judgment hearings.

  • Retail manager, sexual harassment, Worcester, Worcester County. Steffans Legal represented an individual in claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against her employer based in Worcester. This case was resolved prior to litigation and prior to filing at the MCAD’s Worcester Office. This case included claims for violation of the Massachusetts Fair Employment Act/Chapter 151B, Massachusetts’s version of Title VII.


Steffans Legal Recent Unpaid Wage, Overtime, and Tip Acts Case Successes in Pittsfield, North Adams, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod


Ben Steffans has successfully handled wage-and-hour claims involving unpaid overtime, unpaid bonuses, unpaid commissions, unpaid tips, unpaid service charges, and unpaid vacation pay in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Lowell.  Ben handles these types of claims for individuals and in class AND COLLECTIVE actions.  Below is a selected list of those cases.

  • Network engineers, unpaid overtime, Worcester, Worcester County. Successfully represented two network engineers from Worcester who were wrongfully denied overtime. The employer, based in Lancaster, initially claimed that the employees were not entitled to overtime. Ben Steffans’s efforts on behalf of those clients culminated in their employer voluntarily making sizable payments to those clients. Those amounts are protected by a confidentiality agreement as required by the employer. These claims were brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Massachusetts version of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Class of drivers, unpaid overtime, North Adams and Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Successfully represented a group of transportation employees from North Adams who were not paid overtime. Ben Steffans’s representation of those employees began with a single employee and culminated in him representing over 15. He recovered a sizable but confidential amount for these individuals. These claims were brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act, the Massachusetts version of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Resort employees, violations of Tips Act, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Successfully represented a group of service industry employees from Berkshire County in claims arising under the Massachusetts Tips Act related to an employer wrongfully taking tips and service charges that belonged to the waitstaff. Ben Steffans eventually represented 9 of those individuals and recovered a substantial six-figure award on their behalf that the employer insisted be kept confidential.

  • Class of loan officers, unpaid overtime, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Successfully represented four loan officers from Pittsfield in Berkshire County who were wrongfully denied overtime. Ben Steffans successfully litigated the case despite the employer being represented by a large international law firm. He prevailed, and recovered a sizable six-figure award for his clients for violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The employer insisted on the amount being kept confidential.

  • Operations manager, unpaid overtime, Springfield, Hampden County. Successfully represented an operations manager who was not paid overtime. Ben Steffans brought a claim on his behalf, alleging that he was misclassified as exempt from overtime payments and wrongfully denied overtime. After the client’s deposition, the parties agreed to mediate. At the mediation, the employer agreed to a payment to resolve the claim and required it to be kept confidential. This case was brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act, the state version of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Regional solar sales manager, unpaid wages and retaliation, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented a regional sales manager after he was not paid wages for a number of months. When the employer finally offered to pay our client, it was for an amount much less than originally agreed upon. After the employee complained that the non-payment of wages was a violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act, the employer retaliated against him by rescinding the check. A complaint was filed in Worcester Superior Court citing violation of the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149 Section 148 unpaid wages, and Section 148A unlawful retaliation. The case was resolved after discovery.

  • Outside sales, unpaid commissions, Springfield, Hampden County. Represented an outside sales representative who was terminated shortly after complaining about unpaid commissions. This case included alleged violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act. The employer, a manufacturing and distribution company based in Springfield, agreed to a settlement after a suit was filed in Hampden County Superior Court.

  • Managerial employee, unpaid overtime, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Attorney Steffans represented a store manager in claims of unpaid overtime related to her being misclassified as an exempt employee. This case was filed in federal court in Springfield and included claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Act related to unpaid overtime. The case was successfully settled after a small amount of discovery.

  • Salesman, unpaid wages, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Steffans Legal successfully represented a sales representative in claims of unpaid wages and unlawful retaliation against his former employer. The employer, based in Springfield, terminated our client after he made numerous complaints about unpaid bonus, commission, and salary payments owed to him. The suit included claims brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act. The case was filed in Berkshire County Superior Court and was settled after the close of discovery.

  • Grocery employee, unpaid overtime and misclassified independent contractor, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented an individual in claims that he was misclassified as an independent contractor by his former employer a grocery store in Worcester County. Steffans Legal successfully argued that our client should have been classified as an employee and as a result was not paid time and a half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. This case quickly settled for a large pre-suit award.

  • Pharmaceutical/medical consultant, unpaid wages, Shrewsbury, Worcester County. Steffans Legal represented a pharmaceutical / medical consultant in a lawsuit claiming that he was not paid wages and commissions according to the terms of his employment agreement. The case was filed in Essex County Superior Court and claims were brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act. This case also included claims regarding whether the former employer could enforce a non-compete agreement or a non-solicit agreement. The case was resolved before discovery for a sizable settlement that included the employer agreeing to waive its rights under the non-compete and non-solicit agreement.

  • IT professional, unpaid wages, Worcester, Worcester County. Represented an individual in claims of unpaid wages, including overtime. A complaint was filed in Worcester County District Court and included claims brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act. The claim resulted in a judgment in favor of our client for the total value of amounts owed.

  • Technicians, unpaid overtime, Berkshire County. Steffans Legal represented seven technicians in claims of unpaid overtime in the federal court in Springfield. The technicians alleged they were owed wages and overtime for work performed before shifts, after shifts, and during unpaid lunch breaks. Claims were brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Act. The claims were resolved prior to summary judgment hearings.

  • Group of nurses, unpaid wages, Berkshire County. Represented a group on nurses in claims of unpaid wages and unpaid overtime in federal court in Springfield. Claims were brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Act. The overtime claims included time worked during lunch breaks. The claims were successfully resolved after extensive discovery.

  • Warehouse Managers, unpaid overtime, Worcester County and Barnstable County. Represented two warehouse managers in unpaid overtime claims against a large snack food manufacturer and distributor. In these cases we claimed that the warehouse managers were misclassified as exempt employees and not paid overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Their actual job duties failed to meet the requirements of both the administrative exemption test and the executive exemption test. The claims were pending in federal court in Boston and Worcester and included claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Massachusetts Wage Act. The claims were resolved for sizeable settlement amounts prior to discovery that the employer insisted be kept confidential.


Steffans Legal Recent Employment Agreement, Separation Agreement, Non-Compete Agreement, and Non-Solicit Agreement Successes in Pittsfield, North Adams, Springfield, Worcester, Lowell, Fall River, New Bedford, and Cape Cod


Ben Steffans has successfully provided counseling and handled disputes involving employment agreements, separation agreements, and non-compete and non-solicit agreements on behalf of employers and employees in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Fall River, New Bedford, and Lowell. Below is a selected list of those cases.

  • Staffing employee, Fall River, Bristol County. Successfully represented an individual accused of breaching a non-compete and non-solicit agreement by her former employer, based in Brockton. Attorney Steffans responded to the employer's cease-and-desist letter by establishing that the non-compete and non-solicit agreement was unenforceable due to numerous technical defects. As a result, the former employer agreed that the client was free to keep her new position.

  • Solar salesman, breach of non-compete and non-solicit agreement, Worcester, Worcester County. Successfully represented an individual accused of breaching non-compete and non-solicit agreement by his former employer. Attorney Steffans successfully challenged the enforceability of the non-compete and non-solicit agreement by pointing out numerous technical defects and establishing that the employer's prior breach of the agreement excused his client from performing obligations under the agreement. As a result, the former employer agreed not to take steps to enforce the non-compete or the non-solicit agreement.

  • IT support specialist, enforceability of his non-disclosure, non-compete, and non-solicit agreement, Waltham, Middlesex County. Steffans Legal represented an IT support specialist in reviewing the terms and enforceability of his non-disclosure, non-compete, and non-solicit agreement with a large Massachusetts-based IT company. Ben successfully demonstrated to the former employer that the non-compete and non-solicit agreements were not enforceable. As a result, the employer chose not to pursue any action against the former employee for breach of the non-compete and non-solicit agreements.

  • IT engineering director, enforceability of non-compete and non-solicit agreements, West Boylston, Worcester County. Ben Steffans advised an IT Engineering Director on the terms and enforceability of non-compete and non-solicit agreements with the client’s former and prospective employers. The client was able to successfully transition to a new employer without facing any litigation with his former employer for potential breach of the non-compete and non-solicit agreement.

  • Executive, breach of contract, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Reviewed terms of an executive's employment contract and non-compete and non-solicit agreement with his former employer. Also, represented client regarding his termination and related violations of his employment contract. Steffans Legal was successfully able to leverage the client out of a non-compete and non-solicit agreement, and recovered a sizable amount for the client, by arguing breach of contract and unpaid wages, in violation of the Massachusetts Wage Act.

  • Hospitality Industry Executive, negotiating severance package, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Successfully negotiated monetary and non-monetary terms of an executive’s severance package.

  • IT Employee, negotiating severance, Great Barrington, Berkshire County. Represented an individual in connection with his termination and offer of severance. In this case, we successfully negotiated on our client’s behalf with his former employer to increase the severance amount and to obtain more favorable settlement terms.

  • Lawyer, employment agreement, Pittsfield, Berkshire County. Provided employment counseling regarding the terms of an employment agreement with a prospective employer. After reviewing the employment agreement, Benjamin Steffans helped successfully negotiate changes that were accepted by the new employer.