Connor P. Schratz

Attorney

Connor P. Schratz

Attorney

Phone: 207.772.1941 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: cschratz@dwmlaw.com

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Lindsay Wheaton Email: lwheaton@dwmlaw.com

About

Connor Schratz advises private employers, schools, municipalities, and Tribal Nations on a wide spectrum of employment law matters related to employee leave, wage and hour issues, collective bargaining, employee and student discipline, privacy, compliance with state and federal drug testing requirements, labor relations, and harassment and discrimination. Connor has successfully represented clients in state superior and district court, state and federal administrative agencies, and federal immigration court. He has also successfully negotiated several collective bargaining agreements.

Connor also has extensive experience on issues that relate specifically to public entities, like handling constitutional questions (especially First Amendment issues), student rights matters, and responding to requests under the Maine Freedom of Access Act. He has also guided clients through the unprecedented legal challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connor was recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in Labor and Employment Law – Management. He contributes regularly to the School Law Advisory, and is a frequent presenter at seminars and trainings for clients on a variety of legal topics. Dedicated to utilizing his legal skills to help others, Connor also does pro bono work for the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project.

Outside of the office, Connor spends time with his wife and toddler – scoping out the best playgrounds in southern Maine. He also enjoys hiking, reading, playing tennis, cooking, and traveling.

Education

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017

Fordham University, M.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Fordham University, B.A., 2009

Recognition

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” – Labor and Employment Law – Management

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association

Past Presentations

From January 22, 2021 12:00 pm

Collective Bargaining During a Pandemic for School Board Members

From December 9, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 HR Year in Review and a Look Ahead at 2021

From October 30, 2020 8:30 am

47th Annual Maine School Management Association Conference

From October 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Maine School Business Officials 7th Annual Law Seminar

From September 9, 2020 12:00 pm

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

From May 12, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 Maine HR Convention, Legal Year in Review

From March 25, 2020 12:00 pm

Covid-19 Employment Law Update and Guidance for Employers

From December 6, 2019 12:00 pm

Collective Bargaining for School Board Members

From December 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Significant Cases and Highlights From 2019

From September 11, 2019 12:00 pm

The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers

From June 5, 2019 8:00 am

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

From March 20, 2019 8:00 am

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

From December 5, 2018 8:00 am

Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

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 April 26, 2018 9:00 am

Defining the Limits: Schools, Students, Staff, and the First Amendment

From February 28, 2018 9:00 am

Student Discipline Hearings: What Administrators Must Know to Run and Effective and Lawful Hearing