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 represents private and public entities in labor and employment matters.
 
Michael works closely with employers of all sizes tackling difficult situations including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, wage/hour issues, discipline, and litigation and negotiations. 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. He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, and the Maine Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitration and employment litigation in both federal and state courts.
 
In addition, 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, and is a co-author of Maine School Law (6th Edition 2018).
 
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 represents private and public entities in labor and employment matters.
 
Michael works closely with employers of all sizes tackling difficult situations including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, wage/hour issues, discipline, and litigation and negotiations. 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. He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, and the Maine Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitration and employment litigation in both federal and state courts.
 
In addition, 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, and is a co-author of Maine School Law (6th Edition 2018).
 
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

School Boards in Crisis!!
June 20, 2019


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




    PRESENTATIONS

  • School Boards in Crisis!!
    June 20, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2017 Year in Review and Holiday Advice
    December 6, 2017
  • Three Laws Employers Frequently Violate Without Knowing It
    September 6, 2017
  • Advanced FSLA: Beyond the Basics
    August 18, 2017




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