Charla practices in the Employment, Education and Health Care practice groups at McLane. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.
Charla has worked extensively advising independent schools regarding risk management and policy writing with respect to issues involving both students and employees. She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues.
Her litigation background includes practice in the state and federal courts and before numerous state and federal administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Business Litigation
- Education and Independent Schools
- Employment and Labor Law
- Health Care Law
Charla is often called upon to represent businesses in preparing for and responding to state and federal wage and hour audits and in conducting workplace investigations. She has worked successfully with companies in a variety of industries to include manufacturing, health care, pharmacy, nonprofit, schools, health clubs, hospitality and service and sales in addressing their personnel and other business needs. She is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.
Board of Directors, Families In Transition
American Bar Association, Member Section of Litigation (Co-Chair First Chair Press Committee; former Co-Chair Family Litigation Committee, Women Advocate, Health Law and Labor and Employment Law Committees), Section of Labor and Employment
New Hampshire Bar Association, Member Labor and Employment and Health Law Sections; Dispute Resolution Committee
New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (North Shore Committee)
Society of Human Resource Management, New Hampshire State Council Director; Former Legislative Affairs Director
International Association of Collaborative Law
Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire (Marketing and Public Relations Committee)
North Shore High Tech Council (Women’s Initiative Committee)
Former Board Chair Child Health Services
Former Board Chair Manchester Community Health Center