Charla Bizios Stevens is a Director and Shareholder in the Employment and Health Care Practice groups of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, PA. She joined McLane in 2001 after having practiced law in New Hampshire since 1984. She regularly advises employers regarding all aspects of personnel management including policies, wage and hour issues, labor audits, discrimination claims, internal investigations and the termination and discipline of employees. Ms. Stevens is also available to conduct in-house management and respectful workplace or anti-discrimination training, as well as self-audits for companies who want to evaluate their personnel practices. She has tried numerous contested cases to conclusion. Ms. Stevens’ litigation background includes practice in state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and before numerous administrative agencies such as state and federal Departments of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Stevens currently serves as the Director of the NH State Council for the Society of Human Resources and on the BIA HR, Healthcare and Workforce Development Committee. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and New England Super Lawyers as a leading attorney in labor and employment.
Francis Arrigo v. Scholarship Storage, Inc. d/b/a Business As Usual — Represented defendant in class action litigation (class in excess of 300 employees) with allegations that defendant had missclassified well over 300 couriers as independent contractors. Case was settleed favorably in mediation.
L'Etoile v. New England Finish Systems, Inc. — Lead counsel in USDC gender discrimination case which was tried to conclusion after a jury trial.
Confidential Matter — Represented a national pharmacy chain cited with more than $600,000 in civil penalties for NH wage and hour violations. Successfully assisted company in correcting deficiencies and negotiating reduction of fine to $40,000.