Practices

Labor & Employment Law

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

Chair

Read More arrow_forward

Timothy E. Copeland, Jr.

Director

Read More arrow_forward

F. David Harlow

Director

Read More arrow_forward

Johan W.E. Maitland

Director

Read More arrow_forward

Benjamin J. Traverse

Director

Read More arrow_forward
Brendan Sage

Brendan Sage

Associate

Read More arrow_forward
Attorney Andrea Wright

Andrea O. Wright

Of Counsel

Read More arrow_forward

April E. Tuck

Legal Professional

Read More arrow_forward

Rachel M. Scott

Paralegal

Read More arrow_forward
Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Halts OSHA “Shot-or-test” Mandate, but Allows CMS Mandate for Healthcare Facilities to go into effect Nationwide

The Supreme Court issued two highly anticipated decisions on separate federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates
Read More arrow_forward

DRM HR Café | Legal Update on Vaccination Mandates

We'll cover developments for vaccine mandates, exemption requests, undue hardships, testing obligations, and more.
Read More arrow_forward

DRM HR Café | HR in Smaller Organizations: Audit Basics and More

In organizations large and small, HR is constantly on the move. Our challenge isn't the big boulders we have to address. Rather, it's the pebbles we tend to trip over. In this HR Café, we'll join April Tuck to take a look at some strategies and tools to identify those pebbles before they become hazards.
Read More arrow_forward

DRM HR Cafe | Fraudulent Claims for Protected Leave

Every once in a while, you wonder if that request for leave is real or not.  Or you get information from another […]
Read More arrow_forward
Jump back to top