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



MICHAEL L. BUESCHER

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207.253.0510 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

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


Assistant: Kate Romasco




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Higher Education
School & Education

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1999


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New York
first Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

MEMBERSHIPS

Ginoux Inn of Court

Maine State Bar Association



PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Higher Education
School & Education

EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1999


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New York
first Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

MEMBERSHIPS

Ginoux Inn of Court

Maine State Bar Association



Michael Buescher counsels public schools and private sector employers in all aspects of labor law, employment law, and school law.

Michael has extensive experience representing and counseling schools on all matters affecting the school environment and the classroom, including the constitutional rights of students and school employees, personnel and confidentiality issues, and compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations governing the operation of public schools. He frequently provides seminars and trainings for his school clients on a variety of topics.

In addition Michael works closely with employers of all sizes tackling difficult situations including potential discrimination, harassment and disability claims, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, and discipline, termination and severance practices. Michael advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Maine Human Rights Act, and the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act.

Michael grew up in Camden and taught music in Maine and New York before attending law school. Michael is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Writing & Research Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Michael clerked for the Honorable Judge Loretta A. Preska in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before returning to Maine.


AWARDS

  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine
Michael Buescher counsels public schools and private sector employers in all aspects of labor law, employment law, and school law.

Michael has extensive experience representing and counseling schools on all matters affecting the school environment and the classroom, including the constitutional rights of students and school employees, personnel and confidentiality issues, and compliance with various state and federal laws and regulations governing the operation of public schools. He frequently provides seminars and trainings for his school clients on a variety of topics.

In addition Michael works closely with employers of all sizes tackling difficult situations including potential discrimination, harassment and disability claims, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, and discipline, termination and severance practices. Michael advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Maine Human Rights Act, and the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act.

Michael grew up in Camden and taught music in Maine and New York before attending law school. Michael is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Writing & Research Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Michael clerked for the Honorable Judge Loretta A. Preska in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before returning to Maine.


AWARDS

  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine
NEWS

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

Drummond Woodsum Announces New Shareholders
January 3, 2019

US Supreme Court Issues Decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31
June 28, 2018

Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Recognized by The Maine Supreme Judicial Court as Katahdin Counsel
October 10, 2014


ARTICLES

The Janus Decision: the End of Agency and Fair Share Fees
Fall 2018

Responding to Student Threats and Imposing Discipline
Spring 2018

Working with Law Enforcement While Protecting Student and Staff Rights
Winter 2018

Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect: Do Not Delay, Immediately Means Today
Spring 2017

PRESENTATIONS

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


Workplace Investigations: Handling Employee Complaints
September 12-13, 2018


Guarding the Gates: Keeping Your Schools Safe from Violence and Harassment
September 7, 2018


Violence in the Workplace: Handling threats, identifying risks, and recommended policies
June 6, 2018








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