Anna B. Cole

Attorney

Anna B. Cole

Attorney

Phone: 603.792.7412 Fax: 603.716.2899 Email: acole@dwmlaw.com

670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 207 Manchester, NH 03101

Assistant: Darnell Filleul Email: dfilleul@dwmlaw.com

About

Anna Cole delivers well-informed, creative advice to support employers and Tribal Nations as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment laws. Anna finds it immensely rewarding to help employers achieve their goals without incurring liability.

Co-Leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, Anna represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration, grievance and arbitration proceedings. Additionally, she represents employers before the state and federal Department of Labor, New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Anna also advises and trains employers on their obligations and workplace issues under a variety of federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as similar New Hampshire state laws.

To help her clients ensure their compliance with state and federal laws, Anna reviews and drafts employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. She also serves as a trusted advisor when clients navigate complicated employment issues such as workplace accommodation requests, leave of absence requests, or investigation and documentation of a disciplinary incident. A recognized thought leader in the employment space, Anna also regularly presents on employment topics and provides customized training seminars for her clients.

Anna’s work has received recognition at the state, regional, and national levels. She was included in New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under 40, and recognized as a Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2020. Additionally, she was selected in Best Lawyers USA for Employment Law-Management in 2020-2021.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Anna enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son exploring her home state. Committed to serving her community, she has served as the Programming Chair for the Webster-Batchelder Inns of Court since 2012.

Education

Tulane University, J.D., cum laude, 2011

University of New Hampshire, B.A., summa cum laude, 2008

Publications

Contributing Author,  New Hampshire School Law, 1st Edition (2019) Revised (2020) 

Recognition

Best Lawyers USA, Employment Law-Management 2020-2022

New England Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education, Employment Litigation, Rising Star 2015-2021

New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 Under 40

Memberships

Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court
Executive Board Member, 2012

New Hampshire Bar Association
Young Lawyers’ Section Vice Chair, 2014-2015, Member 2011-2015

Leadership Greater Manchester
Class of 2015

Community/Public Service

University System of New Hampshire
 Student Trustee (2007-2008)

Webster-Batchelder Inns of Court
 Executive Board and Programming Chair (2013-Current)

Past Presentations

From June 29, 2021 9:00 am

NHMA Collective Bargaining Workshop (Virtual)

From June 1, 2021 12:00 pm

The Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification Virtual Summit

From March 23, 2021 12:00 pm

Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) Virtual Certification

From March 11, 2021 12:00 pm

Vaccines, Quarantines, and Compliance: Being an Employer in the Spring of 2021 – New Hampshire

From February 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) Virtual Certification

From December 9, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 HR Year in Review and a Look Ahead at 2021

From November 18, 2020 1:00 pm

2020 New Hampshire Municipal Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

From October 7, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 Bradley F. Kidder Law Conference

From September 9, 2020 12:00 pm

All Hands on Deck: Dealing with Employment Issues in a Pandemic

From August 10, 2020 12:00 pm

Nuts and Bolts of Processing Employee Requests Amidst COVID-19

From August 10, 2020 9:00 am

Nuts and Bolts of Processing Employee Requests Related to School Reopening Amidst COVID-19

From June 10, 2020 8:30 am

HR in the Time of COVID-19

From March 11, 2020 9:00 am

Assessing and Resolving Workplace Conflict and Allegations

From December 10, 2019 12:00 pm

State Law Alters NH FMLA Standards!

From December 5, 2019 12:00 pm

Effective Employee Evaluations

From November 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Advanced Investigation Course

From September 12, 2019 12:00 am

Update on New Employment Laws

From August 7, 2019 12:00 pm

2019 New Hampshire Principals Academy

From June 10, 2019 9:00 am

Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification Summit

From June 5, 2019 8:00 am

Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the Right Applicants, Interviewing, Onboarding, and I-9s

From May 28, 2019 12:00 pm

At the Intersection of Free Speech, Social Media, and Local Government

From March 20, 2019 8:00 am

Dealing with Reasonable Accommodation: What to do when an Employee Needs or Requests an Accommodation

From March 18, 2019 9:00 am

The Tribal Human Resources Professionals Certification (THRP) Summit

From December 5, 2018 8:00 am

Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

From October 3, 2018 9:00 am

2018 Bradley F. Kidder Educational Law Conference

From September 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Workplace Investigations: Handling Employee Complaints

From June 6, 2018 8:00 am

Violence in the Workplace: Handling Threats, Identifying Risks, and Recommended Policies

From March 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Employer Rights when Employees Speak Out: How to Handle Employee Speech and Association Issues Inside and Outside the Workplace

From September 12, 2017 12:00 am

FLSA Traps and Trials: Training, Tips and Travel

From September 7, 2017 12:00 am

Three Laws Employers Frequently Violate Without Knowing It

From August 21, 2017 8:00 am

The Tribal Human Resources Professionals Certification (THRP) Summit

From May 3, 2017 12:00 am

Tribal Nation Employee Liability and Sovereign Immunity

From March 27, 2017 12:00 am

Sexual Harassment in Schools: Legal Overview and Best Practices

From October 14, 2016 12:00 am

FLSA and the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

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