Charla Bizios Stevens Discusses the Social and Economic Costs of Alcohol Abuse and Dependency on New Hampshire Businesses on WMUR

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Charla Bizios Stevens was a recent guest on WMUR’s New Hampshire’s Business Show, discussing her experience advising companies who deal with employee alcoholism.

In the segment, host Fred Kocher looks at a recent report of the staggering costs to the state on alcohol abuse and dependency.

Loss of productivity and increases in healthcare costs top the employer concerns, but Charla also pointed out that companies also suffer a blow to employee morale, as relationships between employees are strained in workplaces dealing with chronic absenteeism due to alcohol abuse. Particularly in companies who strive for lean operations, absenteeism is a real concern.

The entire interview can be viewed on the WMUR website at

Charla practices in the Employment, Education and Health Care practice groups at McLane. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way.

She also has a diverse health care practice representing physician practice groups, health centers, mental health practitioners and ancillary providers regarding compliance, licensing, discipline and other issues.

Charla has been named in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers (Labor and Employment) and is listed in Best Lawyers. She is the recipient of McLane’s esteemed Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono service award, and was honored by the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association last year for her ongoing guidance to its HR, Healthcare and Workforce Development Policy Committee. She serves as a liaison between the BIA and NH chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and her guidance is regularly sought with regard to complex employment law matters.

Charla is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and can be reached at either (603)628-1363 or (781) 904-2700 or by email at

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Founded in 1919, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.