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Verrill Welcomes Labor and Employment Attorney Emily Coombs

January 13, 2021 Press Releases

(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 her business background to support employers in solving complex workplace issues. Before practicing law, she worked in labor relations for an aerospace and defense company. This on-the-ground experience in labor arbitration, mediation, collective bargaining negotiations, and contract administration, allows her to understand the importance of reliable legal support in high-pressure situations and to provide quality client service.

Coombs received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and her master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. She earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut. During and after law school, Coombs volunteered with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center providing advocacy support to veterans in their dealings with the Veterans Benefits Administration.

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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...

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65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Impacts Many Maine Employers and Workers

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Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

IMPORTANT UPDATE- 11-11-21 The federal court of appeals for the Fifth Circuit has suspended OSHA’s Temporary Emergency Standard in response to a lawsuit filed last Friday by a number of Plaintiffs, which included the...

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Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Committee

In the spring of 2021, employment and labor attorney Beth Smith published an article in the American Bar Association's The Brief publication. Entitled "Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Committee," Beth discusses how this committee...

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Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

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Myth Buster: Employees Do Not Have to Be Affiliated With An Organized Religion to Be Entitled To A Religious Accommodation

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Complying with OSHA's Vaccine Mandate Webinar

Join Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez Friday, November 19th at 7 am or Thursday, December 2nd at 4 pm for a webinar explaining the new OSHA Vaccine mandate, the requirements of business, and what the...

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32 Verrill Attorneys Named 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 22, 2021) – The 2021 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 32 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

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Myth Buster: Employers, Vaccine Information, and HIPAA

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