Morgan McDonald


Morgan McDonald


Morgan McDonald is an associate working in the firm’s Litigation Department. Based in the Boston office, she is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

During the summer of 2018, Morgan was a summer associate with Foley. Prior to that, she was a judicial intern at the Essex Probate and Family Court. She also worked as a research assistant for a legal writing professor.

Before attending law school, Morgan worked as a paralegal at a boutique litigation firm that specialized in commercial litigation, employment law, and college and university law.

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, “Home Sweet Home? Determining Habitual Residence Within the Meaning of the Hague Convention,” 59 B.C.L. Rev. E. Supp. 427 (2018)
17 August 2023

Ensuring Child Labor Law Compliance Amid Growing Scrutiny

In February, the New York Times published an investigative report regarding alleged employment of underage migrants, many from Central America, at U.S. companies. While employment of certain minors is permitted under federal and state law, there are restrictions regarding the type of work, schedule and hours that minors may work.
27 March 2023 Blogs

The Third Circuit Concludes that “Salary” Does Not Include PTO

On March 15, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (covering Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) held that paid time off is not part of an employee’s salary for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
06 September 2022 Blogs

Massachusetts Clarifies Whether Employees May “Top Off” Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has answered a question that employers in the Commonwealth have been struggling with in recent months concerning possible changes to the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Act.
09 August 2021 Blogs

EEOC Files Amicus Brief in Support of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has stepped into the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s fight for equal pay.
05 April 2021 Blogs

Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave Answers

As employers build out their Paid Family and Medical Leave Act compliance programs and receive employees’ PFML applications, many new questions and scenarios continue to arise.
23 November 2020 Blogs

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave: Answers to Employers’ FAQs

As the new year draws closer, Massachusetts employers have a number of questions about how PFML will work. This post provides answers to some of employers’ most frequently asked questions.