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Joshua Xavier

Employment Attorney at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

As the son of Dominican and Cape Verdean immigrant parents, Joshua learned first hand about the sacrifices his parents made by leaving everything they knew in their native land to come to the United States in hopes for a better life. His commitment to giving back and serving the less fortunate in the community as an employment attorney is deeply tied to his experience as the child of immigrants.

According to Joshua, employment serves as one of the most beneficial aspects in an individual’s life, “Our jobs provide us with purpose and a sense of dignity…the compensation we receive from our employers help us to provide for our families, put a roof over our heads, and help us pay for our children’s education.”  In his work, Joshua ensures that employers comply with laws regarding minimum wage and overtime requirements, sick time, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other anti-discrimination laws. 

To Joshua, through music, food, language, and culture Latinos enrich the diversity of our state and nation. Passing down important traditions of our Latino heritage is an important way to ensure that generations to come do not forget about their culture identity and roots. 

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