Employment Law: Counsel to Maine Employers

EmploymentMaine employers of all sizes, across every industry, face employment law issues ranging from discrimination claims to day-to-day management issues. Elizabeth Ernst provides legal counsel to employers about such issues as:

  • Personnel policies, including medical and family leave practices
  • Termination and hiring practices
  • Employment and severance contracts
  • Wage and hour law compliance
  • Discrimination claims

Liz frequently appears on behalf of clients before the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has successfully defended an employment agency in a multi-plaintiff age discrimination suit, achieving a defense verdict following a jury trial in federal court.  Drawing upon the firm’s extensive worker’s compensation experience, she helps employers make decisions that comply with applicable statutes and regulations, including:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual harassment Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA)

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Elizabeth Ernst by email or call (207) 774-1486.