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DRM Labor and Employment Law

Employers are faced with ever-changing laws and regulatory rules that can have an impact on maintaining a productive workforce. Our labor and employment lawyers provide practical advice on all HR issues and present solutions with your business objectives in mind.

DRM has one of the largest labor and employment practice groups in Northern New England, representing employers exclusively and providing practical day-to-day, on-site support. The scope and sweep of our practice are unmatched among law firms in our region, as is the depth of our experience with state and local personnel and officials. We provide day-to-day advice to employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. When challenges arise, we promptly assemble the right team to defend employers’ business interests in court and guide management through the process.

Our labor lawyers handle the full range of collective bargaining, organizing campaigns, arbitration, unfair labor practices, labor-management relations, labor relations training, NLRB and other traditional labor issues for employers nationwide.

Our employment practice includes advice and representation to management in the following areas:

  • Employment counseling and advice
  • Employment litigation
  • EEOC and state agency proceedings
  • Discrimination claims
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Wrongful discharge and whistleblower complaints
  • Manager training
  • Arbitrations
  • Non-compete agreements

Recent Victories

  • Successfully represented health care client in dismissal of all discrimination claims against the facility and its residency training program
  • Obtained a dismissal of a pending EEOC race discrimination charge involving a client’s manufacturing facility
  • Chief spokesperson responsible for negotiating a new 3-year collective-bargaining agreement for a local hospital in an efficient series of four meetings, focusing on the core issues both parties wanted to address.
Attorney Elizabeth Rattigan

Elizabeth K. Rattigan


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Timothy E. Copeland, Jr.


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F. David Harlow


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Attorney John Maitland

Johan W.E. Maitland


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Benjamin Traverse

Benjamin J. Traverse


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Attorney Andrea Wright

Andrea O. Wright

Of Counsel

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Attorney Brendan Sage

Brendan Sage


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April Tuck

April E. Tuck

Legal Professional

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Rachel M. Scott


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Labor & Employment Law

DRM HR Café: DOL Changes to the Exempt Salary Threshold

Employers should expect a change soon in the exempt salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act's executive, administrative and professional classification
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Remote Work Accommodations in the Post-COVID Era

Recent federal court cases suggest that employers may be required to grant remote work accommodation requests to more employees.
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DRM HR Café: ADA Compliance

On May 4, 2022, DRM Labor & Employment lawyers John Maitland and Brendan Sage will present on disability accommodations in the workplace.
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DRM HR Café: Handbook & Policy Review

Join us for the latest updates on what should and should not be in your Employee Handbook and/or Standard Policies.
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