Employment and Labor Law

Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions in Maine labor and workplace law. Our Employment Attorneys partner with employers to devise policies and procedures that promote constructive employee relations and limit potential disputes. Rudman Winchell employment attorneys are equipped to provide the full range of legal services necessary to protect our clients' interests in the rapidly evolving world of labor and employment law.

With an emphasis on client education through seminars and lunch meetings, we help keep our clients up to date on the ever-changing world of employment law in order to prevent potential conflicts before they arise. When contested matters do arise, Rudman Winchell Employment Attorneys work as vigorous and pragmatic advocates for our clients, identifying and helping them implement cost-effective solutions that maximize results and minimize risk.

From guidance in preventing claims through mediation and litigation, Rudman Winchell’s committed Employment and Labor law attorneys serve small and large private, public and municipal employers all around our home state of Maine, New England and across the U.S. and Canada.


  • Arbitration, mediation, negotiation and litigation
  • Labor-management relations
  • Arbitration under collective bargaining agreements
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Maine Labor Relations Board, National Labor Relations Board
  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Affirmative action plans
  • Disability accommodation issues
  • Discrimination claims
  • Discharge and termination
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • OSHA compliance and defense
  • Safety and health programs and audits
  • Sexual harassment prevention and training
  • Whistleblower claim defense
  • Workers compensation
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Employee benefit plans, including pension and welfare benefits plans (ERISA)