Demitrios M. Moschos
D. is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and is the former chair. He has extensive experience in labor and employment law. He has frequently represented management in labor and employment cases before government agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He has personally conducted more than 600 labor negotiations, including numerous negotiations involving teachers, factory workers, hospital employees, and public employees. D. also practices education law and represents public and private schools in Massachusetts. Presently, D. is labor counsel for various private and public employers in Massachusetts and regularly advises employers on labor and employment law issues.
He drafted a portion of the Massachusetts Labor Statute and is a founder and former management chair of the State Joint Labor Management Committee (Dunlop Committee) and the Worcester County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee.
In 2013, D. received the 2013 Cushing-Gavin Labor-Management Counsel Award. Also in 2013, D. was awarded a rare honorary membership in the International City Management Association (ICMA). Honorary membership in ICMA is rarely awarded and is given to an individual outside of the profession of local government management because of his or her distinguished public service and contributions to the improvement and strengthening of local government.
Human Resource Executive Magazine and Lawdragon have recognized D. as being one of the “Top 100 Corporate Employment Attorneys in the United States” and in 2014 elected him to the Human Resources Hall of Fame. D. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Employment Law – Management ; and Labor Law - Management. First listed in 1995. D. was also named Best Lawyers® Worcester Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 and 2015. In 2007, the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association selected him as the recipient of its annual Emil S. Skop Award for outstanding contributions to human resources management. D. has been named one of Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics every year since 2006. D. has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. In 2015 the Worcester County Bar Association gave D. their Distinguished Service Award. ®
He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers which includes the leading labor lawyers in the United States.
He is an adjunct professor of labor relations at Clark University School of Professional Studies.
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
- Boston University School of Law JD, magna cum laude, senior editor, Boston University Law Review
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst BA, magna cum laude
“NEW Federal Employment Acts (Emergency Sick Leave, Emergency FMLA Amendment and Payroll Protection Act),” Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Webinar (April 2, 2020)
- “Employment Issues Involving School Employees in General,” Co-Author of Chapter, MCLE School Law in Massachusetts, 3d Edition (2018)
- "Workplace Emergencies," HRMA Perspectives (October 2013)
- "How to Conduct an Employment Investigation," HRMA Perspectives (October 2012)
- "Federal Court Upholds NLRB's Notice-Posting Rule, but Invalidates Enforcement Penalties Contained in Final Rule," HRMA Perspectives (April 2012)
- "Summary of Seminar on New Lobbying Law," WCBA, Legal Lines (May 2011)
- "2010 Amendments to the Massachusetts Personnel Records Law," HRMA Perspectives (October 2010)
- "New Wage Law Prompts Review of Pay Practices," HRMA Perspectives (September 2008)
- "Identity Theft," HRMA Perspectives (February 2007, updated April 2008)
- "U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Review Overtime Regulations," HRMA Perspectives (May 2003)
- "Change in Employer and Individual Liability Under Harassment Law," MBA Journal, Section Report (Spring 2001)
- "Employers Can Be Held Liable For Sexual Harassment That Takes Place Without Their Knowledge," Boston Business Journal (June 20-July 6, 2000)
Professional / Community Affiliations
- College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow
- Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, former chair
- Worcester Regional Research Bureau, director and clerk
- Business Education Foundation, director and former chair
- American Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, a founder and past chair
- Military Service: U.S. Army, Captain
- Catholic Charities Worcester County, incorporator; former president
- Massachusetts Municipal Managers Association
- Worcester Art Museum