Employment Law

The Vermont attorneys in our Employment Law Group provides advice to management in the following main areas: preparation of employment manuals, policies, and contracts for key employees; employment discrimination proceedings; restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation; employee relations; and compliance counseling and training.  Consistent with the firm's philosophy our lawyers apply the law with a practical perspective, utilizing our understanding of the client's business, culture, and problem to assist our clients in achieving their goals.

In the employment discrimination arena, our Vermont law firm draws heavily upon the resources of the firm's experienced Vermont litigation team to actively represent employers and employees before the Vermont Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts.  Our firm has also counseled clients in the context of investigations by the Attorney General's Office.

We assist our clients in protecting trade secrets and other propriety information through non-competition, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements and strong employer policies and procedures.  The firm has extensive experience in preparing effective agreements, assisting with their implementation, and litigating their enforcement should it be necessary.

The firm is proactive in the areas of employee relations, compliance counseling, and training by developing employment policies and procedures to prevent costly litigation.  For dozens of corporate clients, we prepare and deliver training modules and advice on workplace harassment prevention, medical leave issues, and other employment law topics.  In response to employee complaints of wrongful conduct, we conduct in-depth investigations and work with our clients to develop the appropriate corporate response.

The firm provides advice on the interrelationship of the various state and federal laws governing the workplace, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  To ensure compliance with the WARN Act and other applicable federal and state laws, we counsel employers implementing corporate change, such as downsizings or terminations.

Employment Law