Preti Flaherty’s Employment Law Group brings a distinguished level of experience and knowledge to the practice of employment law, helping employers of all sizes develop and implement sound workplace strategies that meet the needs of today’s leading-edge workforce.
Serving as a strategic partner, our attorneys provide general counsel across the full spectrum of employment issues, including:
• Hiring and termination policies
• Development of employee manuals
• Employee oversight and personnel relations
• Business immigration
• Compliance laws and disputes relating to the Wage and Hour Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Employment Opportunity matters
• Non-competition agreements, severance agreements and other executive compensation agreements
• Employee benefit issues, including ERISA, health and retirement plans
• Internal investigations and discrimination complaints
Our clients include locally owned businesses, as well as national and international businesses. Employers look to our team of labor attorneys for guidance on day-to-day labor/management relations issues and for strategic counsel in times of crisis. Because we’re at the forefront of evolving HR industry trends and fast-paced regulatory changes, we quickly adapt to new legal developments to best assist our clients in the management of their employees.
Seen as the premier resource for employment law trends and best practices, our clients regularly call upon us to provide educational trainings and workshops to their management teams and HR professionals on employment compliance, data security, technology and other issues impacting today’s dynamic workplace. For 25 years, Maine employers have relied on Preti Flaherty’s Annual Fall Employment Law Summit for updates on new legal developments and practical guidance for implementing sound workplace strategies. For details about this year’s summit on October 8, 2019, visit www.preti.com.
With a proven record of success, our employment litigators regularly defend employers in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies and commissions throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We advocate for our clients wherever necessary — including before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, Occupational and Safety Health Administration, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
We represent management before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice charges and union election proceedings, and support employers in collective bargaining negotiations with unions and in grievance processing and labor arbitration proceedings. We also assist clients with union organizing and decertification drives, labor disputes, picket lines and strikes.
The Preti Flaherty Employment Law Group is proud to work with executives and management teams to address workplace challenges and help them make sensible decisions about employment law issues based on a solid understanding of those issues and their business implications.