Labor & Employment Lawyers

Keep your workforce working with labor and employment attorneys who’ve “been there, done that” for virtually every challenge employers face.

When efficiency matters, bright legal minds get right to the point. At Downs Rachlin Martin, our labor and employment attorneys know how to get to the crux of any problem and find pragmatic, business-minded solutions.

Sensible solutions.

Downs Rachlin Martin labor and employment attorneys are known for pragmatic, innovative solutions to complex labor and employment problems. Employers across northern New England and beyond look to us for smart strategies that reflect bottom-line business priorities.

Our team's understanding of the issues facing labor and employment professionals allows us to find efficient, effective ways to tackle employers’ legal issues. We are flexible in our approach and will work with you to determine what makes business and legal sense for your company. In addition, we offer innovative fee structures and alternative billing that make legal costs more predictable.

Experience that runs the gamut.

The scope and sweep of our practice are unmatched among law firms in our region, and comparable with many national firms. Our labor lawyers handle the full range of collective bargaining, organizing campaigns, arbitration, unfair labor practices, NLRB and other traditional labor issues for both public and private employers nationwide. Our employment lawyers are active throughout New England, counseling employers on day-to-day issues, extraordinary situations and representing them in contested hearings, arbitration and litigation.

From RIFs and mergers, to union organization efforts, to litigious employees, there are few labor and employment problems we haven’t solved. In broad strokes, our practice covers:

We represent leading companies throughout the region, as well as middle-market businesses and start-ups.

Unrivaled team.

With a dozen full-time lawyers and consultants working in this area, we are among the largest labor and employment practices in northern New England.  However, it is the quality and professionalism of our lawyers that truly set us apart.  Every lawyer on our team brings both experience and a deep commitment to understanding your business.  We promise frequent and candid communication, and the highest standards of performance and ethics.  

Should your operations take you outside the United States, our position as the exclusive Vermont member firm for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, provides one-call access to leading lawyers in 120 countries.

Recent Accomplishments

Downs Rachlin Martin has one of the largest labor and employment groups in Northern New England, representing employers exclusively. For examples of how we've helped clients in the manufacturing, construction, utilities, health care, retail, and other industries' visit these other service areas:

Employment counseling & advice

Management training

Labor relations

Labor & employment litigation


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