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Verrill Dana, LLP

Verrill Dana, LLP is one of New England's preeminent regional law firms. With offices in Portland and Augusta, ME; Boston, MA; Westport, CT; Providence, RI; and Washington D.C. Verrill Dana provides sophisticated legal representation to businesses and individuals in the traditional areas of litigation, real estate, business law, labor and employment law, employee benefits, environmental law, intellectual property and estate planning.  The Firm also has industry-focused specialties including higher education, health care and health technology, energy, and timberlands. 

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Entries in Company Culture (2)


(PODCAST) Managing Communications in the Wake of #MeToo

Workplaces across the country are changing in response to the widespread #metoo movement. During the 8th Annual Mainebiz Women’s Leadership Forum on April 12, 2018, panelists will discuss how to manage the workplace in the wake of #metoo and the role that business leaders play in taking action to create a positive environment for their workers. Serving on the panel is Judy Katzel, Founder and President of KDK Consulting and Chief Communications and Development Officer of Catholic Charities Maine.

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You Say Paternity, I Say Pawternity: Creative Leave Policies that Work for Your Culture

We talk a lot about the parameters of leave programs.  New state laws that are popping up regularly that expand on employee leave rights.  While we focus on the legal aspects of all leave laws, we do recognize the importance of having leave policies that work for the culture of your organization.  Many companies in the United Kingdom are doing just that. 

A Scotland-based craft beer company, BrewDog, is offering leave to employees welcoming new four-legged members into their family.  BrewDog, a brewery started in Scotland that has since expanded internationally with over 1,000 employees is offering a week of paid “Pawternity” or “Mutternity” leave to any employee welcoming a new dog into their family. 

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