Bill Hoch has been an employment law attorney for 20 years and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. A more detailed discussion of his work history is available at his LinkedIn profile. For most his career, Bill has focused on representing companies trying to manage the workforce and defend against employee law suits. He has successfully defended employment law cases before state and federal agencies, trial courts, and appellate courts. As an employee situation unfolds, his experience will help you evaluate which management decisions may help improve your chance of success if sued and which decisions could prove harmful.
In addition to his trial work, Bill has advised companies about HR practices and employment law as a lawyer in a firm and as in-house counsel. After almost 15 years in-house, he understands the employer’s perspective on managing a workforce. Bill’s in-house experience allows him to help you craft practical solutions to employment law and HR problems. He can help you move to a solution and resolution quickly so you can move forward with your business.
Bill is an investigator and trainer certified by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He has conducted investigations into a broad range of employee misconduct and provided training and spoken on numerous topics of interest to employers.
Beyond Bill’s legal experience, he has spent much of his time as a volunteer manager and coach to non-profits. While in college, Bill helped found and ran a poverty relief agency in western Massachusetts named the Berkshire Food Project. Almost 30 years later, it is still serving the people of North Adams and the surrounding communities. He was a board member and Vice Chair of the Boston Day and Evening Academy, an alternative charter high school in Boston, and he was Vice Moderator and Moderator for a progressive church in Newton. He has also coached youth soccer and volunteers with his local schools. In these positions, Bill has had insight into what it takes to start and run a company and best methods to motivate others for success.
When not at work, Bill loves to be outside, with his wife and two sons, hiking in the mountains, camping, skiing, working around the house, and walking the dog. When inside, he brews beer.