Prior to joining Fair Work, Rachel worked at Greater Boston Legal Services, where she represented primarily immigrant employees in cases of unpaid wages and failure to pay overtime. She also provided legal support to community-based organizations and coalitions advocating for immigrant worker rights. Rachel’s work at GBLS was funded by the Skadden Fellowship Program (sometimes referred to as the “Legal Peace Corps”). Rachel designed her Skadden project to help employees of temporary staffing agencies, who are jointly employed by a temp agency and a worksite employer, assert their workplace rights.

Since joining Fair Work, Rachel has successfully pursued numerous individual cases and class actions involving claims of wage theft, unpaid overtime, improper tip pooling, independent contractor misclassification, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

Rachel is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was awarded the Warren S. Gilford Humanity and Law Prize for her commitment to public service. Prior to law school, Rachel worked on state health policy and in local government. She holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University, where she concentrated in economics and public policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology from Carleton College.

Having grown up in the heartland, Rachel is happy to discuss “What’s the Matter with Kansas” with just about anyone.

Education

Boston University School of Law L.D. - 2013

Princeton University Master of Public Affairs - 2007

Law Governing Workplace Retaliation for Safety Concerns, Panelist, Boston Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2016

43rd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference, Panelist, Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, 2016

Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law, Panelist, Boston Bar Employment Law Conference, 2019

Boston Bar Association, Public Interest Leadership Program, 2017 to 2018

MassCOSH, Board Member - 2017 to Present

Romero v. McCormick & Schmick Rest. Corp., No. 1:18-CV-10324-IT (D. Mass. Mar. 24, 2020)

Romero v. McCormick & Schmick Rest. Corp., No. 1:18-CV-10324-IT (D. Mass. Mar. 17, 2020)

Galloway v. SimpliSafe, Inc., No. 17-cv-03796-BLS1 (Mass. Super. Dec. 24, 2019)

Montoya v. CRST Expedited, Inc., 404 F. Supp. 3d 364 (D. Mass. 2019)

Jackson v. Sons of Divine Providence, Inc., No. 2016-2910-E (Mass. Super. Jun. 18, 2019)

Ferrara v. Voyport II, LLC, No. 16-CV-12024-LTS (D. Mass. Oct. 29, 2018)

Palacio v. Job Done, LLC, 35 Mass. L. Rptr. 145 (Mass. Super. June 15, 2018)

Montoya v. CRST Expedited, Inc., 311 F. Supp. 3d 411 (D. Mass. 2018)

Lichy v. Centerline Commc'ns LLC, No. 15-CV-13339-ADB (D. Mass. Mar. 28, 2018)

Montoya v. CRST Expedited, Inc., 285 F. Supp. 3d 493 (D. Mass. 2018)

Chebotnikov v. LimoLink, Inc., No. CV 14-13475-FDS (D. Mass. Jul. 6, 2017)

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