Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221

Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the right applicants, interviewing, onboarding, and I-9s

The Drummond Woodsum Employment and Labor Group invites you to its quarterly complimentary Human Resources get-together. Employers face a myriad of challenges when attracting and hiring new employees. Everything from initial communications and offer letters, setting job expectations, and new-hire administration implicates legal compliance. This program will focus on helping employers put themselves on sound legal footing for a positive start to the employment relationship. 

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Portland, ME and Manchester, NH

Employment & Labor


At the Intersection of Free Speech, Social Media, and Local Government

Drummond Woodsum attorneys will be presenting on this topic at 6 locations throughout New Hampshire.  Can a municipal employee or official say anything they would like on Facebook or Twitter about town government, city officials, other citizens, and issues of the day? Can a city remove derogatory comments from its own Facebook page? Towns and cities are using social media more often to communicate with citizens, both to provide up-to-the-minute information and to allow citizens to ask questions and give feedback. Just as often, municipal employees and officials have their own social media accounts which they might use to post their own thoughts about municipal government, other citizens, and issues of the day. Social media creates a variety of issues regarding 1st Amendment free speech rights of the public, employees, and officials; protected union activity by employees; legally protected speech of New Hampshire’s public employees; electioneering...

Derry, Dover, Keene, Lebanon, Laconia, Littleton, NH

Municipal Law


The Tribal Human Resources Professional Certification Summit

NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) training to HR Professionals in Indian Country. This 3-1/2 day course provides HR Professionals with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle the unique employment challenges facing tribal governments and their enterprises.


June 1, 2019

C. Christine Fillmore
ZBA Decision Making, NH Office of Strategic Initiatives, 25th Annual Spring Planning & Zoning


June 1, 2019

Anna B. Cole
A Cautionary Tale: Public Employee Free Speech Rights under New Hampshire Law – Clark v. N.H. Department of Employment Security

On January 11, 2019, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued a decision that serves as a strong reminder that public employers in New Hampshire must be careful not to run afoul of their employees’ free speech rights when making employment decisions.  

New Hampshire RSA 98-E provides public employees with a statutory right to engage in free speech.  RSA 98-E: 1 states, in pertinent part, “[A] person employed as a public employee in any capacity shall have a full right to publicly discuss and give opinions as an individual on all matters concerning any government entity and its policies,” except for matters that are privileged or confidential.  Because RSA 98-E permits public employees to engage in ...



May 23, 2019

Hannah E. King
Three Years After Voters Legalized Marijuana, Maine Develops Plan To Begin Sales


May 22, 2019

C. Christine Fillmore
NH Health Officers’ Association Annual Conference


Section 504: A Deep Dive!

Many of you have heard our 504 overview. But this conference is much more, and meant as a hands-on deep dive into how to manage your 504 system. Erin, Eric and Allen will provide an overview of the controlling legal principles, but the vast majority of the session will be interactive and hands on, and focus on key 504 issues facing districts across the State. Attendees will work through difficult eligibility, programming, discipline, and other examples; and learning groups will have to consider and address the relationship between 504 and special education within their school systems. How does 504 fit within your school? And what changes might you pursue? Together, we will tackle these and other common, yet complicated issues.


A Guide to Effective Code Enforcement Workshop


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