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David G. Gabor - Boston, MA

125 High StreetOliver Street Tower, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02110

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Updated: 05/02/2024

Boston Litigation Lawyer

Overview

David G. Gabor, who leads the firm's Labor, Employment & HR practice, represents clients in the areas of litigation, negotiation of contracts, handling compliance issues, the creation of corporate infrastructure, the drafting of policies, training of employees and leading companies towards organizational excellence. He is a skilled business and employment attorney, litigator, negotiator, and mediator...

David G. Gabor, who leads the firm's Labor, Employment & HR practice, represents clients in the areas of litigation, negotiation of contracts, handling compliance issues, the creation of corporate infrastructure, the drafting of policies, training of employees and leading companies towards organizational excellence. He is a skilled business and employment attorney, litigator, negotiator, and mediator.

David focuses his practice on human resources consulting, which includes drafting policies, training employees, and representing employers during audits. He handles litigation in federal and state courts and at arbitrations in issues arising out of the employer-employee relationship. He also maintains an appellate practice.

In addition, he has worked with federal, local, and state governments as well as administrative agencies on labor and wage issues, employee classifications, and bidding processes involved with Requests for Proposals and Requests for Expressions of Interest.

David regularly advises companies and their human resource departments on issues that include harassment, employee management, discrimination, and workplace violence.

Prior to joining the Wagner Law Group, David was a partner at a leading law firm on Long Island.

About David G. Gabor

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Labor
  • Employment & HR, Taft-Hartley Trusts
  • Taft-Hartley Trusts

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Boston Inn of Court
  • Massachusetts Bar Association (Member)
  • Boston Bar Association (Member)
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee, 1996 - Present (Member)
  • International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Advisory Board (Fellow)
  • Massachusetts Educational Foundation (Board Member)
  • Northeast Human Resources Association (Member)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (Member)
  • Community Relations & Public Relations Committee, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • First Contact Task Force, 2007 - Present (Chair)
  • Mentor Program, 2002 - Present
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inns of Court, 2006 - Present (Member)
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2008 - Present (Mentor)
  • Nominating Committee, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • Association Membership Committee, 2008 - 2010 (Chair)
  • Nassau County Bar Association, 2005 - 2008 (Director)
  • Legislative Task Force, 2005 - 2006 (Member)
  • Financial Oversight Committee, 2005 - 2006 (Member)
  • Diversity Task Force, 2005 - 2006 (Member)
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee, 2003 - 2005 (Chair)
  • Mock Trial Judge MBA, 2012 - Present
  • Mock Trial Judge ABA, 2011 - 2012
  • "Organizational Excellence" program in Arlington, VA (keynote speaker)
  • Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Town of Essex
  • Member, Finance Committee, Town of Essex
  • Member, Bicentennial Committee, Town of Essex
  • Provisors, Group Leader

Classes and Seminars

  • Employment Law Update, Lorman Conference, April 25, 2012 - Present
  • Practical Employment Law Tips for Employers - Employment Law Update Webinar, May 16, 2012 - Present
  • Legal and ERISA update, CPA South Shore Breakfast Forum, May 31, 2012 - Present
  • “What Does it Mean for HR to be a Profit Center," NEHRA Spring Conference, May 18, 2012 - Present
  • Preparing for the Unexpected: How to Handle Concerns that an Employee May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus Disease and a Checklist for Contingency Events - Employment Law Webinar, November 7, 2014 - Present
  • Disability Law Roundup: 10 Tips for Employers - Employment Law Webinar, October 28, 2014 - Present
  • Top Ten Lessons Learned from American Apparel - Employment Law Webinar, July 31, 2014 - Present
  • Wage and Hour - Misconceptions That Lead To Misclassification & Exposure - Employment Law Webinar, November 7, 2013 - Present
  • What You Should Know About the Impact of Technology on the Employer-Employee Relationship - Employment Law Webinar, September 26, 2013 - Present
  • Compliance Audits: Be Ready Before They Come Knocking at Your Door - Employment Law Webinar, June 13, 2013 - Present
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Clauses - They Can Really Help! - Employment Law Webinar, May 2, 2013 - Present
  • Alert: How the EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan Impacts Your Company - Employment Law Webinar, February 28, 2013 - Present
  • The Anatomy of an Employment Law Case - What You Need to Know to Avoid a Law Suit - Employment Law Webinar, January 17, 2013 - Present
  • Preparing for the Unexpected: 10 Things Managers Need to Know - Employment Law Webinar, December 5, 2012 - Present
  • Best Practices for the Performance Evaluation Process - Employment Law Webinar, November 19, 2012 - Present
  • Safe Practices in Hiring - Employment Law Webinar, September 13, 2012 - Present
  • How Changes in Leave Laws Impact Employers - Employment Law Webinar, July 26, 2012 - Present
  • Guest Speaker, New York School Negotiations Training Session, September 24, 2011 - Present
  • Reducing Legal Risk: Protecting Against Claims Stemming from COVID-19 - Co-panelist with Katherine Brustowicz, April 28, 2020, 1:00 PM (ET)
  • Tips for Managing Telecommuters - The Wagner Law Group free webinar, April 17, 2020, 1:00 PM (ET)
  • Don't be a Stranger: Communicating During COVID-19 - Panelist, The Wagner Law Group FREE Webinar, April 14, 2020, 1:00 PM
  • Don't be a Stranger: Communicating During COVID-19 - Panelist, The Wagner Law Group FREE Webinar, April 14, 2020, 1:00 PM (ET)
  • Equal Pay Day 2020: Steps Employers Should Take to Address Pay Inequity While Mitigating Risk - The Wagner Law Group FREE Webinar, March 31, 2020, 1:00 - 1:30 PM (ET)
  • Merger, Divestiture and Acquisitions and Employee Benefits - co-panelist with Izzy Goldowitz, Mark Poerio and Roberta Watson, free live webinar with Institutional Investment Consulting Inc., March 24, 2020, 2:00 PM (ET)
  • 10 Steps Employers Should Follow When Faced With Requests for Leave or Accommodation - David Gabor, FREE Live Webinar, February 19, 2020, 1:00 -1:30 PM (ET)
  • #METOO in Medicine - American Medical Association, January 20, 2020
  • Mandated Benefits 2020 Compliance Guide - Co-authors Katherine Brustowicz, Dannae Delano, Barry Salkin, Marcia Wagner and Roberta Casper Watson, Wolters Kluwer, December 2019
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: The 2019 Update - Webinar for Lorman Educational Services, November 18, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (ET)
  • Discussion of the Interplay Between Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave and Other State and Federal Leave Laws - Webinar for 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors, October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Massachusetts Employment Law - David Gabor, speaker, National Business Institute seminar, September 18 - 19, 2019, Holiday Inn Bunker Hill, Somerville, MA
  • New EEO-1 Law Updates: What You Need to Know - Webinar for Lorman Education Services, July 25, 2019
  • Investigating Complaints That Are Entangled With Performance Issues - Webinar for Lorman, June 12, 2019
  • Being Smart About M&A-Related Benefit Plan and Employment Issues - Co-panelist with Izzy Goldowitz, Mark Poerio and Roberta Watson, The Wagner Law Group FREE webinar, June 11, 2019, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET)
  • Massachusetts Paid Family & Medial Leave Seminar - Speaker at 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors live seminar, June 6, 2019, 8:30 - 10:00 AM (ET), Westin Waltham, Waltham MA
  • Securing and Retaining Great Talent: How Viewing the Talent Market as a B2C Marketplace Benefits Employers - Co-panelist, The Wagner Law Group FREE webinar, May 22, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
  • SJC Rules That Workers at Whately Farm Entitled to Overtime Pay - Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 15, 2019
  • New EEO-1 Law Updates: What You Need to Know - Webinar for Lorman, February 27, 2019
  • Management Training: Prepare Managers in Order to Avoid Costly Mistakes - Webinar for Clear Law Institute, December 18, 2018
  • Holiday Parties: Celebrate Safely! - FREE Wagner Law Group Employment Law Webinar, December 6, 2018
  • New EEOC Strategic Plan: What it Means for Employers - Webinar, hosted by Clear Law Institute, November 19, 2018, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM (ET)
  • Sexual Harassment: Protect Your Company and Your Employees – Speaker at the American Staffing Association’s Staffing World 2018 conference, October 16 – 18, 2018, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Oxon Hill, MD
  • Identifying, Securing, Developing, and Managing Great Talent – Webinar co-panelist, September 5, 2018
  • Tightening-up Executive Compensation: Five Steps for Defusing Litigation Risks and Better Enforcing Restrictive Covenants – David Gabor and Mark Poerio, Webinar, August 28, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • EEOC Strategic Plan: What it Means for Employers webinar for Clear Law Institute – Webinar for Clear Law Institute, August 8, 2018
  • Medicine must address #MeToo moment—and beyond -AMA Wire, June 11, 2018
  • Creating a Culture of Excellence in Light of the #MeToo Movement – Speaker at the American Society of Medical Association Counsel (ASMAC), June 11, 2018, Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • How to Best Manage Sexual Harassment in Medicine? - MedPage Today, June 10, 2018
  • #MeToo: Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Medicine – Co-panelist at the American Medical Association 2018 Annual Meeting, June 7-13, 2018, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL
  • Workplace Harassment – Speaker, Seat at the Table, May 31, 2018, Newton, MA
  • What You Should Know: Workplace Legal Trends to Assess - Co-panelist, American Bar Association webinar, May 23, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (ET)
  • Sexual Harassment: Why This Remains a Significant Problem – Webinar for GRC Educators, May 21, 2018, 1:00 PM (ET)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – David Gabor, co-speaker, 360 Corporate Benefits Advisor seminar, April 12, 2018, 9:00 – 11:00 AM (ET), Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury, MA
  • New EEOC Strategic Plan: What it Means for Employers - Webinar for ClearLaw Online Continuing Education, April 4, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • 10 ways to protect against sexual harassment in the workplace - Property Casualty 360, March 20, 2018
  • 10 Ways to Protect Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Think Advisor, March 15, 2018
  • Sexual Harassment: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company and Your Employees – Webinar, March 14, 2018
  • A Window into the DOL Wage and Hour Division: Opinion Letters Shed Light - January 17, 2017
  • Sexual Harassment Training: The Importance of Emphasizing Perception and Open Communication - David Gabor, January 3, 2018
  • David Gabor interviewed on Radio Entrepreneurs, December 2017
  • Understanding Developments in Employment Law, be 'Best in Class' EEOC Focus, EEO-1 Report Changes and Key Court Decisions – David Gabor seminar for Compliance Online, December 7 – 8, 2017, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Cambridge
  • The latest developments in Massachusetts & Federal Employment Law – David Gabor, Melissa McNamee and Virginia Peabody, seminar with 360 Corporate Benefits Advisors, December 6, 2017, 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Newton Marriott, Newton, MA
  • Is Your Sick Leave Policy up to Snuff (Not Snuffles) for the Flu Season? – David Gabor webinar for Lorman, December 4, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET)
  • The New EEO-1 Report: What Employers Need to Know – David Gabor webinar for Compliance Online, November 21, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET)
  • Ask the Experts: What You Need to Know About Employment Regulations and Employee Benefits Audits – David Gabor, co-speaker at a seminar sponsored and hosted by Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group, Wakefield MA, October 25, 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • What Employers Should Do about Changes Coming out of Washington – David Gabor webinar for Clear Law Institute, October 24, 2017, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (ET)
  • While many specifics of proposed OFCCP merger into EEOC remain unclear, experts discuss range of issues presented - Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily, September 8, 2017
  • What Employers Should Do About Changes Coming out of Washington – David Gabor webinar for Clear Law Institute, Friday, July 7, 2017, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
  • New EEO-1 Form Collecting Pay Data – Webinar for Clear Law Institute, June 28th, 2017, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET)
  • Employment Law Update in Massachusetts – Webinar for Lorman, May 4, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (ET)
  • What You Need to Know: Legal Trends Affecting the Workplace in 2017- Panelist, Webinar for the American Bar Association, April 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)
  • New Employment Law Requirements in Massachusetts – Webinar for Lorman, April 12, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (ET)
  • Significant Employment Law Changes – David Gabor, presenter at seminar sponsored by 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors, February 10, 2017, Hilton Garden Inn, Hartford/South Glastonbury, Glastonbury, CT
  • New Employment Law Requirements in Massachusetts – presenter at seminar sponsored by 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors, January 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (ET), at the Courtyard Boston Marlborough, Marlborough, MA
  • Complying with the New Massachusetts Sick Leave Laws - Webinar for Lorman, August 9, 2016, at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)
  • Office Holiday Parties: A Time For Cheers, Not Tears - Employment Law Webinar, November 19, 2015
  • Your Independent Contractors Are Not Who You Think They Are: Employee Status Matters - Employment Law Webinar, March 5, 2015
  • A Checklist for the Ever Evolving Employer-Employee Relationship - Employment Law Webinar, February 26, 2015
  • Preparing for the Unexpected: How to Handle Concerns that an Employee May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus Disease and a Checklist for Contingency Events - Employment Law Webinar, November 7, 2014
  • Disability Law Roundup: 10 Tips for Employers - Employment Law Webinar, October 28, 2014
  • Top Ten Lessons Learned from American Apparel - Employment Law Webinar, July 31, 2014
  • Employment Law Webinar “Safe Practices in Hiring,” David Gabor, September 13, 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, We Care Fund September, 2009 - Present
  • Chair, Nassau County Blood Drives, 2009 - Present
  • United Cerebral Palsy Nassau County, 2008 - Present
  • Rebuilding Together, 2008 - Present
  • Coach, Syosset Basketball League, 2003 - 2005

Past Positions

  • Gabor & Gabor, Partner, 1998 - 2011

Education

  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York, May, 1986
    J.D.
  • University of Michigan, 1982
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Articles

Published Works

  • Mandated Benefits 2021 Compliance Guide, Co-author, Wolters Kluwer, April 2021
  • How to Ensure Pay Equity for People of Color - SHRM HR Magazine, Spring 2021, March 11, 2021
  • Staying One Step Ahead: Advice for Employers in Addressing Anticipated Biden Administration Actions in the Employment Arena - Free Webinar sponsored by The Wagner Law Group, January 28, 2021
  • Seven Attorneys from The Wagner Law Group Named to 2020 Super Lawyers Lists, November 3, 2020
  • Hiring and Promotions: Tips To Help Employers Avoid Legal Minefields - The Wagner Law Group free webinar, October 26, 2020
  • How Employers Can Create Effective Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives - Katherine Brustowicz and David Gabor, The Wagner Law Group Free Webinar. July 2, 2020
  • Roundtable Discussion on Effective Work-Related Communication - David Gabor, panelist, The Wagner Law Group fee webinar, June 17, 2020

Office Information

Address

125 High StreetOliver Street Tower, 5th Floor Boston, MA 02110

Fax

  • 617-357-5250

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Past Lists

  • 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Best Lawyers - Litigation - Labor and Employment, and Labor Law – Management - 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers List, 2013, 2015 - Present
  • National Business Institute Outstanding Faculty Award - 2023
  • 2022 Top Lawyers - Boston Magazine
  • Platinum Distinguished Faculty- Lorman, 2017
  • New England Super Lawyers List, 2015 – 2020
  • Top Attorneys in New England, American Registry, 2016
  • New York Super Lawyer, 2010 & 2011 Metro
  • The Director's Award – Nassau County Bar Association, - 2010
  • Re-building Together – Recognition as a volunteer and supporter, - 2009
  • Distinguished Professional Achievement – Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, - 2008

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