Human Resource Compliance Matters

The human resources (HR) function is at the center of most employers' efforts to find, hire and keep the people the organization needs to execute its strategy and achieve its goals. But the HR function is a key player within the organization’s compliance structure as well. There are many laws and regulations governing the employment relationship that employers, their managers, or HR professionals must understand and navigate to ensure their organizations avoid costly fines and other penalties, including the potential harm to the organization’s reputation. Ben combines solid litigation experience with a practical appreciation of the challenges facing the marine industry today. Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Ben’s clients benefit from his legal experience as well as his 15 years working in the marine trades. Ben is also an instructor for the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s Marine Service Managers course, teaching maritime law and risk management.



Benjamin Ford, Verrill Dana LLP
The recreational and commercial marine industry finds itself straddling two separate legal systems, federal admiralty law and state law. It is in this legal borderland that Ben focuses his practice. Ben combines solid litigation experience with a practical appreciation of the challenges facing the marine industry today. The result is a no-nonsense business approach to solving legal problems efficiently and effectively. 
Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Ben’s clients benefit from his legal experience as well as his 15 years working in the marine trades. Prior to his legal practice, Ben did everything from the commissioning and delivery of private yachts, to working on multi-million-dollar acquisitions for a national marine retailer.
When he’s not at his desk, or in court fighting for his clients, Ben can be found on the water racing his Lightning or cruising around in his vintage 1959 Lyman runabout.