Workers' Compensation

As a part of Verrill's comprehensive approach to representation of employers, we maintain an active workers' compensation defense practice. From defending claims to guidance on proactive policies to reduce the likelihood of claims, our team is a trusted resource for employers of all sizes and across industries.

The lawyers leading our Worker's Compensation group each have more than 24 years of experience representing employers and insurers before hearing officers of the Maine Workers' Compensation Board throughout the State, before the Workers' Compensation Board of Directors and before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. We have counseled clients facing fines and other penalties before the Board, and actively educate clients on all aspects of the law, including the intersections of workers' compensation law and other pertinent workplace rules, regulations, and laws.

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Government Contractors and Employers of 100+ Employees Must File New EEOC Report by September 30, 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Report Due by September 30, 2019 All employers that are required to submit an EEO-1 federal report—employers of 100 or more, or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with 50 or...

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

Blog

Tip: Administrative Assistants Only Rarely Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

News

Verrill Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Scott Connolly

(September 30, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome employment law attorney Scott Connolly to the firm's Boston office. Leveraging his experience as both in-house and outside counsel to employers, Connolly guides clients through...

Blog

Identifying and Handling a Hostile Work Environment

Employee claims of “hostile work environments” continue to make news both in Maine and on a national level, putting potentially embarrassing and damaging workplace and employee interpersonal issues into the public eye. But when...

News

Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first...

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.

Blog

Five Employment Law Traps For CFOs Tasked with HR Oversight

Overseeing human resources -- a hat that many CFOs wear -- may mean having to make crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and discipline, and employee terminations. Such decisions may affect HR...

Event

Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical two-day conference on December 10-20, 2019. The event will focus on offering educational...

Matter

Discrimination Defense

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