Charla is a member of the firm’s Employment, Education, and Health Care Practice Groups. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and anti-harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.
Charla regularly advises independent schools regarding crisis and risk management. She writes handbooks and policies related to student and adult issues ranging from bullying, hazing, harassment and discrimination and conducts student safety reviews for independent schools.
She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues.
Her litigation background includes practice in the state and federal courts and before numerous state and federal administrative agencies such as the State and Federal Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Charla has been recognized in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America since 2013 for Labor Law – Management, is recognized in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in the Labor and Employment category, has an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is rated by Super Lawyers. Charla also received the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire’s Above and Beyond Award in 2012 and the 2015 Granite State HR Hero Award from the Granite State Human Resources Conference.