Beth Deragon’s practice is focused on advising employers, including independent schools, on all aspects of the employment relationship and on defending employers in discrimination and other claims pending before state and federal agencies.
Beth has over 10 years’ experience assisting employers with employment issues including:
- Hiring, corrective/disciplinary action and termination
- Background checks
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Training supervisors and employees in harassment prevention & managing within the law
- Handbooks and policies
- Wage and hour compliance and audits
- Independent contractor status
- Leaves of absence and requests for reasonable accommodations
- Non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
- Classification of employees as exempt/non-exempt
- Safety and workplace violence
- Unemployment compensation claimsReductions in force/lay-offs
- Separation/severance agreements
Beth has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for private employers and colleges and universities. She advises employers on union organizing, collective bargaining agreements, collective bargaining negotiations, and appears before the NH Public Employee Labor Relations Board. Beth also defends employers before the NH Commission for Human Rights, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and state and federal courts.
In 2015, Beth was appointed Chair of the Civil Penalty Appeals Board of the NH Department of Labor and is a volunteer mediator for the NH Commission for Human Rights.