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
800.727.1941



LAUREL A. (VAN BUSKIRK) MCCLEAD

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207.253.0597 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Mary Kennedy




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Conflict Management Employee Benefits
Health Care
School & Education
Disability Law School Employment
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

EDUCATION

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

McGill University, B.A., 2000


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Startup Weekend 2015: Women's Edition
  Coach


Currier Museum Advisory Counsel
  Member


Junior League of Portland, ME
  Member




PRACTICE AREAS

Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Employment & Labor
Conflict Management Employee Benefits
Health Care
School & Education
Disability Law School Employment
Tribal Nations Practice Group
Tribal Nations Labor & Employment

EDUCATION

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

McGill University, B.A., 2000


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Startup Weekend 2015: Women's Edition
  Coach


Currier Museum Advisory Counsel
  Member


Junior League of Portland, ME
  Member




Laurel McClead is a member of Drummond Woodsum's Labor and Employment Group. Her practice is focused on the representation of public and private employers in all aspects of employment law.  Laurel regularly counsels employers of all sizes on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as state wage and hour, discrimination and leave laws. She also assists employers facing government audits from the U.S. Department of Labor and the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Laurel works with employers to manage risks related to the employer-employee relationship. She provides advice and counsel to employers on hiring, discipline, termination, lay-offs, workplace complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee classification issues, and a variety of other human resource and personnel matters. She helps employers conduct workplace investigations, training for employees and supervisors, and assists employers with the development of employment agreements, separation agreements, employment policies and handbooks.

Laurel represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, as well as in litigation in state and federal courts.

She is admitted to practice law in both New Hampshire and Maine and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Employment and Labor Law by New England SuperLawyers.



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Rising Star 2011-2018
PUBLICATIONS

  • The Evolving World of Sex Discrimination Law, NH Business Review (November 2013)


Laurel McClead is a member of Drummond Woodsum's Labor and Employment Group. Her practice is focused on the representation of public and private employers in all aspects of employment law.  Laurel regularly counsels employers of all sizes on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as state wage and hour, discrimination and leave laws. She also assists employers facing government audits from the U.S. Department of Labor and the New Hampshire Department of Labor.

Laurel works with employers to manage risks related to the employer-employee relationship. She provides advice and counsel to employers on hiring, discipline, termination, lay-offs, workplace complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee classification issues, and a variety of other human resource and personnel matters. She helps employers conduct workplace investigations, training for employees and supervisors, and assists employers with the development of employment agreements, separation agreements, employment policies and handbooks.

Laurel represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, as well as in litigation in state and federal courts.

She is admitted to practice law in both New Hampshire and Maine and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Employment and Labor Law by New England SuperLawyers.



AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Rising Star 2011-2018
PUBLICATIONS



NEWS

Maine Employers Are Prohibited from Using or Inquiring about Employment Applicant’s Compensation History
April 17, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Raise the Overtime-Exempt Salary Threshold Under the FLSA
March 11, 2019

Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
November 1, 2017

Thirty One Drummond Woodsum Attorneys listed as New England Super Lawyers
December 19, 2016


ARTICLES

Using Communication to Create a Productive and Positive Employment Relationship and Mitigate Risk
May 7, 2019

Reasonable Accommodation Reminder: Use the Interactive Process
Winter 2019

Recent Cases Provide Clear Instructions for Responding to Sexual Harassment Complaints
Winter 2018

Maine's Recreational Marijuana Law Goes into Effect January 30, 2017
January 1, 2017

PRESENTATIONS

Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the right applicants, interviewing, onboarding, and I-9s
June 5 & 6, 2019


2019 Maine HR Convention, 2019 Employment Law Year-in-Review The Latest from Maine and Washington
May 7, 2019


Dealing with Reasonable Accommodation: What to do when an employee needs or requests an accommodation
March 20 & 21, 2019


Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019
December 5 & 6, 2018









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