PLDO Employment Law Attorneys William E. O’Gara and Matthew C. Reeber to Hold a Workshop on “Navigating FMLA, ADA & Workers’ Comp Interplay”

Rhode Island – October 9, 2019 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Principal William E. O’Gara and Partner Matthew C. Reeber, prominent employment law attorneys and litigators, will lead a workshop on “Navigating the Triple Threat of Legal Risks to Your Organization – FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the law firm’s Rhode Island office, Northwoods Office Park, 1301 Atwood Ave., Suite 215 N in Johnston. The attorneys will provide a comprehensive review of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Workers’ Compensation and offer best practice solutions to successfully navigate through potential landmines involving the interplay of the laws when evaluating employee circumstances to avoid costly litigation.  For more information and to register for this free workshop, click PLDO EMPLOYMENT LAW WORKSHOP.

Attorney O’Gara leads the firm’s Employment Law, Litigation and Mediation teams. With over 25 years of experience, he has handled a wide range of cases including employment discrimination, wage and hour claims and sexual harassment claims. He assists clients in matters ranging from contract negotiations to arbitration and has successfully mediated a wide array of disputes both at the pre-litigation stage and before trial.  As part of his practice, Attorney O’Gara conducts workplace investigations and provides training for managers and supervisors on employment-related issues, and represents clients before state and federal courts, as well as administrative and regulatory agencies.  Attorney O’Gara earned his J.D. from Northeastern University and is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Attorney Reeber is a member of the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation Teams. He is a frequent speaker on employment law issues and advisor to employers concerning workplace legal matters. He has handled numerous cases arising under state and federal anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation statutes, wage and hour statutes, whistleblower statutes, family and medical leave statutes, unemployment compensation statutes and claims for wrongful termination. As part of his practice, he appears before state and federal courts, as well as administrative and regulatory agencies on behalf of his clients. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans and is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

To contact Attorneys O’Gara and Reeber, call 401-824-5100, or email and For information about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, health care, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm has offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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