Collaborative  Maine Employment and Labor Law Attorney

Make business decisions managing litigation risk

An ever-changing mix of employment laws and an entitlement mentality adds litigation risk to many employment decisions. Kline Law Offices LLC provides employers with day-to-day compliance counseling and just resolutions to workplace disputes that advance labor relations and further your business success.

Supporting Compliance

Staying up-to-date on complex legal procedures takes time. We consult and daily assist employers navigating:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)& Background Checks

Avoiding, Resolving and Litigating Disputes

Legal disputes arise even at companies diligent about compliance. We handle administration, procedure, settlement, mediation, arbitration and court trials, to secure the best outcome for theses challenges:

  • Employee relations management
  • Termination and severance
  • Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC)
  • New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights (NHCHR)
  • Federal EEOC
  • Labor unions
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Hostile environment
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower
  • Benefits issues
  • Class and Collective actions

Drafting Policies which Safeguard

Workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements. Drafted correctly, policies  protect. Improperly prepared, policies generate claims. We assist with:

  • Developing clear, written employment policies and handbooks
  • Complying with legal limitations on confidentiality, social media and non-solicitation policies
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Drafting enforceable non-solicitation and non-competition agreements
  • Drafting nondisclosure agreements
  • Addressing suspicions, unlawful, or unethical acts
  • Developing action plans to terminate unsuccessful employees, particularly those posing high litigation risk

Contact a Maine employment and labor lawyer available to protect your business

Kline Law Offices LLC is located in Portland, Maine and represents clients throughout Maine, New Hampshire. Call me at 207-772-4900 or send me an email at: [email protected].