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Employment and Workers’ Compensation Counsel for Businesses, Insurance Carriers and Third Party Administrators

Advising companies on various employment issues

Our labor and employment attorneys support your enterprise in meeting all of the requirements necessary to keep your business compliant with pertinent laws and regulations. We counsel clients  in all matters related to labor and employment law.

In addition to advising our clients, we also handle all employment-related disputes. Our attorneys represent businesses at arbitration, mediation and Vermont state and federal courts. We represent cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other agencies.

The firm provides training workshops and seminars to individual businesses and employer groups. We lecture before attorney, professional and human resource management groups.

The firm provides counseling in matters pertaining to:

  • Dispute prevention
  • Hiring, evaluating and terminating employees
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employee procedures manuals
  • Employment contracts and covenants not to compete
  • Discrimination claims
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation restrictions
  • Trade secret protection
  • Training workshops and programs
  • Reduction-in-force and downsizing programs
  • Record keeping
  • Union avoidance
  • Internal investigations
  • Avoidance of wrongful termination

Representation and counsel on workers’ compensation issues

The attorneys in the workers’ compensation practice have experience before the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Superior Courts and Vermont Supreme Court. Our attorneys have experience in providing counsel and advice to employers, insurance carriers and third party administrators in workers’ compensation and insurance matters. Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. has organized the Vermont Department of Labor’s Workers’ Compensation Adjusters Continuing Education since 2006. Our attorneys have published legal summaries and articles on workers’ compensation issues. Our attorneys assist clients with pro-active approaches to work related injuries as well as representation after a workplace injury occurs. Our attorneys have testified before the Vermont Legislature on pending legislation. Our office, located in Rutland, Vermont, is centrally situated for ready access to employers throughout the state, to the Department of Labor and to the courts.

The firm provides counseling in matters pertaining to:

  • Advice, recommendations and explanations concerning the Workers’ Compensation Act and its regulations
  • Coordination of all human resources department issues (unemployment, ADA, FEPA, 643(b) and disability insurance) with claims for workers’ compensation benefits
  • Handling of workers’ compensation problems to avoid claims
  • Representation before the Department of Labor, in trial courts and before the Vermont Supreme Court
  • Advice on best methods of adjusting and paying claims and terminating payments
  • Disability, medical and employee benefits claims
  • Training employer workers’ compensation specialists, managers and administrators
  • Valuing, negotiating and presenting workers’ compensation settlements
  • Defending employer liability suits
  • Representation for appeals to superior and supreme courts

The attorneys of Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. use their skill, knowledge of the industry and the law to keep your business operating smoothly while mitigating legal actions against your organization.

Contact our employment and workers’ compensation attorneys today

Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. is a full-service law firm. To schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys, call our office at 802-786-1000. You can also use the contact us form on this website to send us a message.


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