A Shout-Out from McLane Middleton


Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association is one of New England's premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  Driven by the firm's depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.  McLane is guided by the principle that attorneys and staff should be active participants in the communities in which we live and work.

McLane’s employment group partners with clients to design and implement problem-avoidance measures tailored to each client’s business needs.  Techniques used include: focused workplace audits; company-specific policy development and maintenance; strategic workforce training; timely workplace investigations; targeted employment agreements; and day-to-day responsive consultation services. The firm’s risk management approach also minimizes its clients legal costs by addressing critical and sensitive personnel matters promptly and effectively.  In short, the firm represents your organization by understanding your workforce and business, implementing measures to avoid problems, and promptly resolving issues that do arise.

Our experienced employment lawyers handle complicated employment law compliance matters for a wide variety of manufacturing, service, educational and technology businesses. We have substantial experience in the following areas: discrimination; harassment; disability; data privacy; family and medical leave; military leave; drug testing; federal and state regulatory compliance; OSHA; wage and hour; reductions in force; immigration; non-compete and employment agreements; ERISA; COBRA; data security; records management; and other benefits and personnel-related laws.

No matter what your business, our goal is to protect your organization through proactive risk management counseling. We also utilize the diversity of talent from other departments in the firm to offer comprehensive representation for businesses.

In addition, McLane has its own privacy and data security group, which helps businesses manage and address the risks inherent in our digital world. Technology is ingrained in every aspect of our business and personal lives. Society can hardly move fast enough to adopt today’s newest technologies before tomorrow’s technologies arrive in our workplaces, homes, cars and the palms of our hands. Along with such tremendous new developments come significant new risks.

As people live their lives on the Internet and broadband, businesses naturally collect and have access to vast amounts of data that is both valuable to them, and also considered private by their customers, employees, investors, suppliers, and others with whom they interact. The law is struggling to keep pace with the ever expanding data privacy issues that arise as a result.

Our Privacy and Data Security Group guides clients through the complex legal and business issues inherent in data privacy. We approach these issues proactively, starting with comprehensive policies and procedures tailored to each particular business and designed to avoid internal problems and costly litigation. We also train business executives, leaders, managers and employees about appropriate data use and privacy.

For more information, please visit www.mclane.com.