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

Matter

Discrimination Defense

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

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

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...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

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...

Event

2021 Employment Law Annual Update Series: Part Five

Join us for the fourth part of our 2021 Employment Law Annual Update! The virtual series will continue through the year on the third Thursday of each month . This year, we are taking...

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...

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

“Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct,” a chapter in MCLE’s Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts

Scott Connolly , partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021...

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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