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Amy Royal Recognized as New England Super Lawyer

NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, a woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm, is announced that Amy Royal, principal and founding partner of the firm, has been selected as one of the New England Super Lawyers and has been included in the 2014 issue of New England Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers include attorneys throughout New England who are nominated by their peers as outstanding lawyers and then go through an extensive selection process.

With nearly 15 years of experience, Royal has successfully defended employers in both federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including employment discrimination and sexual harassment, unfair competition, breach of contract and wrongful discharge claims, workers’ compensation, and Family and Medical Leave Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act violations, with a special emphasis on wage-and-hour class actions. She regularly advises non-union clients on maintaining a union-free workplace and performs other preventive work such as wage-and-hour law compliance, record-keeping audits, drafting of employee manuals and affirmative-action plans, and management training. In addition, she assists unionized clients during contract negotiations, at arbitrations, and with respect to employee grievances and unfair-labor-practice charges.

Royal’s accolades also include Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2012 Top Women of Law award, recognizing her as a top female lawyer in Massachusetts, as well as BusinessWest’s prestigious 40 Under Forty award, recognizing her for outstanding leadership in the Pioneer Valley business community.