Kathryn M. Murphy

TEL: (617) 479-5000
EMAIL: kmurphy@mhtl.com

Ms. Murphy practices labor and employment law, emphasizing wage and hour, employment discrimination, employment contracts, and related litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Murphy served three years with the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Murphy worked two years as an Assistant Attorney in the Fair Labor Division where she handled criminal and administrative enforcement of labor laws including wage and hour, public construction, health and safety, child labor, unemployment taxation, and workers' compensation insurance. Before joining the Fair Labor Division, Ms. Murphy worked in the Attorney General's Public Protection area where she provided specialized financial support in fraud cases.

Ms. Murphy was recently appointed to the South Shore Chamber of Commerce's Human Resources Group Advisory Board. She has also been a member of the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Wage and Hour Advisory Committee, the Attorney General's Child Labor Task Force, and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Home Health Care and Home Care Task. Ms. Murphy is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section, and various other professional associations.

Ms. Murphy graduated cum laude from the Suffolk University Law School where she served on the International Law Review, and previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.

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