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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

Chair

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Alexa Clauss

Alexandra H. Clauss

Director

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Timothy E. Copeland, Jr.

Director

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F. David Harlow

Director

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Attorney John Maitland

Johan W.E. Maitland

Director

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Benjamin Traverse

Benjamin J. Traverse

Director

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Attorney Andrea Wright

Andrea O. Wright

Of Counsel

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Sarah J. Butson

Associate

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Attorney Brendan Sage

Brendan Sage

Associate

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April Tuck

April E. Tuck

Legal Professional

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Rachel M. Scott

Paralegal

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Labor & Employment Law

DRM HR Cafe: Off-Duty Conduct With On-Duty Consequences

At our next DRM HR Cafe, Ben Traverse and Andrea Wright will discuss off-duty employee conduct.
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USDOL Announces Campaign Targeting Food Service Industry

Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a campaign focused on education and training for food service employers.
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Vermont Employment Law Legislative Update

With the conclusion of the Vermont legislative session, there are a few important updates Vermont employers should note.
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Downs Rachlin Martin Expands Labor & Employment Practice 

Attorneys Alexandra Clauss and Sarah Butson have joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Alexa and Sarah began work with DRM’s Labor and Employment Group in Burlington, Vermont in early May.
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