Practices | Labor and Employment Law

About Us

The labor and employment attorneys in Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group provide representation and counsel to employers throughout northern New England in all aspects of employment law and regulation. We partner with private and public sector businesses to address legal issues in the workplace, finding practical approaches and solutions to fit the business environment and work force. We’re committed to helping our clients implement effective compliance and minimize the risk of employment law claims. Our labor and employment lawyers provide vigorous and experienced representation if litigation arises.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Employment discrimination law, including race, sex, age and disability
  • Negotiation and review of employment contracts
  • Trade secret and non-competition protections
  • Compensation, including executive compensation
  • Employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act
  • Sexual harassment law
  • HIPAA law and workplace privacy
  • Workplace violence and security
  • Family and other medical leave laws
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Independent contractor and contingent workforce issues
  • Union issues

We provide a full range of services, including:

  • Advice and counsel
  • Workplace investigation
  • Training
  • Representation before administrative agencies
  • Arbitration Alternative dispute resolution
  • Drafting and review of policies and documents
  • Labor relations services
  • Representation in litigation

The employment law attorneys at Bernstein Shur are among the most experienced  in Northern New England. A majority of the employment lawyers in the practice have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA as top in the field of labor and employment law.  

The group frequently presents seminars on current labor and employment law issues. The most recent seminar explored legal issues with social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter

Case study:  A Puzzle In Pieces