This is a tough time for everyone, and it is showing in workplaces, as COVID-fatigue starts to show, elections anxiety is at its strongest, and employees try to navigate the upcoming holiday season in the face of travel restrictions. In this 30-minute video, LCC’s Government Affairs Manager, Austin Davis, sat down with three highly respected employment attorneys in our region to discuss how employers can navigate these turbulent times in partnership with their employees.
None of the information constitutes legal or financial advice.
Who is at the Table
Kerin Stackpole is Director at Paul Frank + Collins, PC, where she is the Leader of the Labor and Employment team. She has 30 years of experience as a litigator and advisor to businesses big and small. Kerin works with management teams to ensure that workplaces are safe, positive, inclusive and forward thinking. She provides management and employee training on a variety of issues, and can help management teams navigate thorny personnel issues and address problems before they turn into lawsuits. Her firm is a proud member of the Chamber.
Heather Ross is a litigation partner at Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. Ms. Ross’s practice focuses on complex litigation, as well as guiding businesses and individuals through internal and government investigations. Ms. Ross has tried many cases to jury and has extensive experience in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and employment disputes. She regularly appears before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and the Vermont Human Rights Commission. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Ross frequently advises employers on complying with state and federal anti-discrimination laws, family and medical leave laws, wage and hour laws, and other employment-related matters. Her prior experience includes working as a federal prosecutor and as judicial clerk for the Honorable William K. Sessions III, a federal judge in the District of Vermont.
Ben Traverse is a labor and employment attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Ben works diligently to find proactive solutions for employers in various occupational fields. He strives to be personable and approachable, and is always ready to serve as a dedicated advocate, particularly when clients face uniquely difficult circumstances.