Carol Chandler, a Partner in the law firm of Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP, represents private sector employers with regard to labor and employment matters. She has significant experience in dealing with issues that arise in the daily interactions between management and employees, such as counseling management on employee communications and employee relations, developing wage, benefit and other employment policies and procedures, advising clients on discipline and discharge, negotiating individual contracts and representing clients in their relationship with unions and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, as well as the administration of contracts including grievance administration and arbitration of contract issues. She also provides management with advice and services relating to discrimination and civil rights laws including Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, the myriad issues that fall within the National Labor Relations Act, WARN, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Davis Bacon Act , and state prevailing wage laws. Ms. Chandler has represented management before arbitrators, federal and state courts and federal and state agencies from New England to Florida.
She is admitted to practice before the federal and state courts in Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court and is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating provided by that organization.
Ms. Chandler represents a large number of firms, corporations and employer associations in varied industries including construction, hospitality, communications, retail sales, manufacturing, high technology, finance, real estate management and law. She frequently lectures and provides inter-active seminars on employment and labor law issues at legal forums, before industry associations and to management representatives of individual employers.
Prior to beginning the practice of law, Ms. Chandler graduated from Vassar College and Suffolk Law School, served as Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, as Deputy Director of the City of Boston Office of Civil Rights and was a research fellow at the Harvard Business School.