Vermont Employment Lawyers
A founder of Rich Cassidy Law, he has nearly 40 years of experience with the practice of law in Vermont. Over the years, his practice has changed substantially. As a result, Rich has represented all sides in many kinds of disputes: plaintiffs and defendants, employers and employees, injured parties and insurance companies. He believes that the breadth of his experience benefits all of his clients.
He represents the Burlington Police Officers Association and United Nurses & Allied Professionals.
For many years, Rich’s personal injury...
• A brain injury which occurred when the surgeon entered into patients brain while removing sinus polyps
• Cerebral Palsy and other brain injuries caused by an anesthesiologist who administered an adult dose of anesthetic to a six-month-old infant
• The death of a nineteen-year-old caused by the hospital’s emergency room’s failure to properly treat an aspirin overdose
• The death of a seventy-year-old woman due to...
He also teaches Health Care Law for Champlain College's B.S. and Masters of Health Care Administration online programs. This enhances his knowledge base and ability to mediate issues in this complex area.
He has also taught college courses related to Business Law and Employment Law.
Neil graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and...
Attorney Pettersen grew up in Montpelier, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and a nominee for the Paul Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Attorney Pettersen was a law clerk for two state trial courts where he assisted judges in civil, criminal, family, and...
Daniel brings a wealth of professional experience, creativity, street smarts and common sense to every matter. He aims to resolve disputes amicably where possible, and he is prepared to litigate those matters that cannot be settled.
Upon graduating from NYU Law School in 1990, Daniel joined Proskauer, one of New York City’s oldest and largest law firms. At Proskauer, Daniel...
Woodstock, VT Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
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Problems in the workplace?
Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.
This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.
Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.
Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.
Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.
Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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