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Natalie C. Groot

Associate

NCGroot@mintz.com

+1.617.348.1768

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Natalie counsels clients and litigates employment disputes on a wide variety of employment and labor matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Her litigation practice includes non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims, and wage and hour compliance. She also counsels clients on various employment and labor issues, including employment and separation agreements, terminations and reductions in force, internal workplace investigations, workplace health and safety, independent contractor and employee classifications, employee handbooks, and company policies, such as sick time and other leaves of absence. 

Prior to joining Mintz as an Associate, Natalie was a Mintz 2014 Summer Associate. She also worked at Mintz as a Project Analyst from 2010-2012, rotating among several practice areas and working with the firm’s Pro Bono program.

Natalie’s additional legal experience includes internships with the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston. At Georgetown, Natalie worked as a research assistant for the Center for Research on Adolescents, Women, and the Law in Washington, DC.

At Mintz, Natalie serves as a member of both the Pro Bono Committee and the Firm Associates Committee, and is an Associate Editor of the Employment Matters blog. Outside the firm, Natalie serves as a member of the Associate Leadership Board of the Phoenix Charter Academy Network.

Education

  • University of California - Los Angeles (JD)
  • Georgetown University (BA, cum laude)

Viewpoints

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Part Nine of the COVID-19 Roadmap Series: Ensuring Compliance – Leave Management

May 18, 2020 | Blog | By Corbin Carter, Natalie Young, Michael Arnold, Andrew Matzkin

As management and human resources professionals are well aware, COVID-19 has drastically and rapidly impacted the workplace. Among other things, employees require more flexibility, employers are increasingly reliant upon remote work arrangements, and legislative and administrative responses to the pandemic from various levels of government have created new requirements for businesses, including new leave entitlements for employees. In Part Nine of our Roadmap Series, we explore key considerations surrounding leave management and compliance as employees and businesses navigate this new terrain.
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Under the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, M.G.L c. 175M (“MAPFML”), employees and other covered individuals in the Commonwealth will be entitled to a generous set of new paid family and medical leave benefits and rights beginning January 1, 2021. While no benefits are available under the MAPFML until 2021, the Commonwealth is requiring employers to file quarterly employment and wage detail reports and make quarterly contributions to fund MAPFML benefits far in advance of 2021. More specifically, the first quarterly reports and contributions to the Commonwealth’s MAPFML fund (i.e. to cover the period from October 1 to December 31, 2019) must be remitted on or before January 31, 2020. In light of this approaching deadline, the following are the key steps relating to these quarterly reporting and contribution requirements.
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Under the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, M.G.L c. 175M (“MAPFML”), employees and other covered individuals in the Commonwealth will be entitled to a generous set of new paid leave benefits and rights beginning January 1, 2021.
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The Bubbler

July 3, 2019 | Blog | By Natalie Young

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave - Summary of Final Regulations

June 24, 2019 | Blog | By Natalie Young, Patricia Moran

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The Bubbler

April 12, 2019 | Blog | By Natalie Young

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The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave, who oversees the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program, posted its Employer and Employee Toolkits online.  The Toolkits are available here, and are helpful to be read in conjunction with our earlier blog post on PFML.
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An Update on the Collection of Biometric Data in Illinois

January 30, 2019 | Blog | By Natalie Young

Our sister Privacy & Cybersecurity blog discusses a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling on the collection of Biometric Data. This decision will significantly impact litigation under the state’s unique Biometric Information Privacy Act, creating a potential boon for plaintiffs.
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News & Press

Mintz Associate Natalie Young is quoted in this Turnarounds & Workouts article explaining a bankruptcy court’s decision to allow Trump Entertainment to reject expired collective bargaining agreements and the impact of the court’s decision on debtor-employers.

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Boston Employment Law Summit

One Financial Center, Boston, MA