I choose to be at the table with management because I enjoy helping businesses thrive and succeed. I particularly enjoy the different roles I get to play while working with management. Specifically, I have the opportunity to be a litigator and advocate; an advisor and counselor, and a trainer and educator. One of my favorite aspects of the work I do is developing practical and time-saving strategies to motivate and empower managers while enabling them to supervise properly and efficiently thereby reducing their exposure to legal claims.
Annie E. Lajoie is an associate attorney at Royal LLP. Annie’s practice includes matters involving labor relations, workplace safety and OSHA, unfair competition and trade secrets, discrimination and harassment, employee privacy, wage/hour law, and laws related to disability and other leave laws. Annie counsels companies on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination and Employment Act. She also drafts a variety of employment related manuals and employment-related contracts, such as executive agreements, compensation and commission agreements, restrictive covenants, and severance and settlement agreements. Annie authors articles and is a frequent speaker on labor and employment-related legal topics.
Prior to joining Royal LLP, Annie was an Associate Attorney working with an extensive litigation case load.
Annie obtained her Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies and Classics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.