We put ourselves in your shoes when it comes to running your business and grappling with the challenges you will inevitably face as you manage your employees.

That is why we take the time to get to know your business, your industry, your culture, and your priorities. Our clients rely on us to assist them in resolving issues when they arise. We do not just tell you the risks. We offer the thoughtful, practical, and creative recommendations that we'd want if we were seeking legal counsel for our own company.

With Verrill, you get more than great legal counsel; you get advisers, negotiators, and advocates in your corner every step of the way in every aspect. As advisors, we anticipate problems before they arise and work with you to manage risk. As negotiators, we apply thoughtful strategy to carve out solutions to further your company’s objectives. As advocates, we aggressively represent you in pursuit of the best possible outcome, understanding that a positive result can mean different things in matters where the stakes are high.

Verrill is prepared to assist you in virtually every aspect of the workplace, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Affirmative action
  • Class actions
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Employee privacy
  • Employment contracts
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • FLSA (wage and hour) compliance
  • Labor arbitrations and grievances
  • Labor negotiations and collective bargaining agreements
  • Non-competition agreements and enforcement
  • Plant closings and WARN Act compliance
  • Recruiting and retention strategies
  • Reductions in force
  • Severance agreements
  • Social media
  • Telecommuting
  • Union organization campaigns
  • Workers' compensation
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workplace safety
  • Wrongful discharge

Traditional Labor—Unions and the NLRA

Organized workforces come with special challenges that require legal counsel with experience specific to these challenges. Our team of accomplished labor attorneys has worked with public and private-sector clients in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, health care, and higher education. Our attorneys have handled contract negotiations, union elections, labor arbitrations, and labor strife for clients all over the country. Among other aspects of our practice, the team has taken the lead on negotiating complex project labor agreements on behalf of clients across the country. We are able to anticipate the problems that may arise and provide preemptive guidance.

Firm Highlights

Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a large aviation ground handling service company against claims of violation of the ADA and the FMLA—garnering summary judgment in their favor.

News

Maine Employers Navigate Office Reopening Concerns

On April 4, Portland Press Herald published an article, "Maine Employers Navigate Complexities of Office Reopening." The article discusses how the process of employees returning to their companies' offices is full of legal, ethical...

Event

Don't Get Caught: Traps for the Unwary in Employer DE&I Initiatives

Please join us and ACC Northeast's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee as we sponsor this interactive discussion regarding the legal landscape surrounding various organizational diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and the legal pitfalls organizations...

Publication/Podcast

Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a regional hotel chain against administrative claims of ADA and MHRA disability discrimination.

Blog

NLRB General Counsel Says “Rat’s It”: Scabby the Rat Here to Stay

Blog

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: Top 4 Legal Concerns

There are many unresolved legal questions to consider when it comes to COVID vaccination employee policies. Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and MP’s HR consulting team have compiled key advice for reducing legal...

Blog

The COVID Vaccine: HR Policy Development Playbook

In March 2021, we worked with MP HR & Payroll Solutions who created an eBook as a resource for employers, "The COVID Vaccine: HR Policy Development Playbook," that assists employers on what to do...

News

Verrill Welcomes Labor and Employment Attorney Emily Coombs

(January 13, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Emily Coombs to the firm as a member of the Employment & Labor Group, resident in the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Coombs draws on...

Publication/Podcast

Employers Required to Give Free COBRA Coverage to be Offset by Medicare Tax Credits

Among other things, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides “assistance eligible individuals” (“AEIs”) who lose their health insurance coverage under an employer’s group health...

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