Labor and Employment

Our Labor and Employment attorneys rely on decades of experience to provide knowledgeable and responsive guidance on all aspects of employment issues. Our attorneys work with employers to operate in a highly regulated climate, staying on top of current changes in the law and working with companies to manage risks involved in employment decisions. RWLB attorneys guide employers with all stages of the employment relationship, from pre-employment matters to issues that arise during employment and after the termination of employment. We investigate claims of workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and provide advice regarding every aspect of the employment relationship, including wage and hour matters, leave and reasonable accommodation issues, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, policies and handbooks, and other employment-related matters.

In addition, we represent employers in defending against claims brought by employees or other individuals in the Maine Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and state or federal courts. RWLB attorneys also provide employment and labor services for municipalities
throughout Maine.

RWLB represents all types and sizes of employers in matters involving:

  • Civil rights violations;
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;
  • Wage and hour issues and employee compensation; 
  • Employee leaves and reasonable accommodations; 
  • Preparation and review of employment agreements;
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets;
  • Restrictive covenant and non-competition agreements;  
  • Wrongful termination;
  • Employee handbooks and workplace policies;
  • Employee and executive training.

RWLB’s attorneys also provide advice and represent employees in matters involving harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; wage and hour violations; separation agreements and employee contracts; and other employment-related matters.

Click here to access the Maine Human Rights Commission’s website, which includes links to the laws and regulations that are frequently implicated by such cases.

Click here to access the RWLB Employment Law Basics Primer.