Attorneys & Professionals

Kier Wachterhauser

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

Mr. Wachterhauser represents public- and private-sector clients.  He regularly represents clients in labor and employment matters.  He also advises public-sector clients in matters related to public law, and maintains a general litigation practice.  Mr. Wachterhauser has extensive experience counseling clients in employment-related matters, drafting policies and contracts, and representing clients in litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes before federal and state courts and administrative bodies.

Mr. Wachterhauser received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Law Review.  In law school, Mr. Wachterhauser was awarded the Faculty Award for Academic Accomplishment.    Prior to attending law school, Mr. Wachterhauser spent several years working in the consulting field, providing guidance to administrators of hospitals and universities on a variety of business-related matters.   Mr. Wachterhauser received a Masters of Arts degree from Northwestern University and graduated from Swarthmore College with honors.

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CCHRA 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update

Cape Cod Human Resources Association is hosting its 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update, presented by MHTL attorneys Katherine Hesse, Kier Wachterhauser and Sarah Spatafore.  This event will feature a discussion of recent legal decisions, updates, and late breaking developments (such as the Equal Pay Act effective July 1, 2018), and the lessons employers need to know for the coming year.

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Governor Baker Signs “Grand Bargain” Bill

On June 28, 2018, Governor Baker signed the “Grand Bargain” bill advanced by the Legislature to address issues relating to minimum wage, Sunday overtime pay, an annual Sales Tax Holiday, and, perhaps most important, establishing paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. Below is a brief summary of this new legislation.  This law will go into effect in stages and has a number of aspects that will be clarified through regulations and guidance from the state agencies tasked with interpreting and enforcing these new laws. Overall, this bill was touted as a “compromise” between business and labor groups in order to keep corresponding ballot questions off the November 2018 ballot.

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