Attorney Peter Lowe Presents on Workplace Issues

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On April 13th, Peter Lowe presented to the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on “Workplace Safety following the Legalization of Marijuana.”  On the same day, Peter was a panelist at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine.  The topic was “Workplace Issues When Managing a Worker’s Compensation Claimant.” View the presentation on the Legalization of Marijuana...

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Tennessee Chancery Court Enjoins Enforcement of New Sales Tax Collection Rule

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In response to a petition filed by George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer on behalf of the American Catalog Mailers Association and NetChoice, the Tennessee Chancery Court has suspended enforcement of a Tennessee Department of Revenue rule that would have required out–of–state retailers without a physical presence in Tennessee to collect and remit Tennessee sales tax....

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Peter Lowe’s article published in New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Peter Lowe’s article “Legalized Recreational Marijuana and Safety:  Implications for the Workplace” was published in the Spring 2017 edition of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Reporter.  Peter addressed the legal issues arising in the workplace following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Maine and Massachusetts. Click HERE to read Peter’s article...

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Attorneys Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford present at Bates College

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On March 29, 2017, Brann & Isaacson co-hosted an employment law workshop at Bates College with Career Management Associates, an HR consulting firm in Portland.  Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford presented on workplace issues such as marijuana, employee handbooks, wage and hour compliance, and labor and employment under the Trump Administration. More information on the...

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B&I attorneys Meg Greene and Kenleigh Nicoletta present at the Maine State Bar Association’s CLE Seminar

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B&I attorneys Meg Greene and Kenleigh Nicoletta will present at the Maine State Bar Association’s CLE seminar “Tax-Exempt Organizations: Fundamentals and Beyond” on March 28, 2017.  Their presentations will cover topics including formation and incorporation of tax-exempt organizations, governance, unrelated business income, and lobbying and political activity by tax-exempt organizations. For more information or to...

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Matthew Schaefer Authors Article For E-Commerce Law & Policy On State “Economic Presence” Nexus Theories

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Brann & Isaacson Partner Matthew Schaefer has published an article entitled “US state sales tax standards raise concern over reach,” in the September 2016 issue of E-Commerce Law & Policy. In the article, Schaefer describes the aggressive “economic presence” and “virtual presence” theories of substantial nexus being advanced by state tax officials seeking to undermine...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Major Tax Injunction Act Case In U.S. Supreme Court

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On March 3, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Direct Marketing Association in the case of DMA v. Brohl. Senior Partner George Isaacson and Partner Matthew Schaefer represented the DMA, and Isaacson argued the case in the Supreme Court.  In an opinion by Justice Thomas, the Court held that the Tax...

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Martin Eisenstein and Michael Carey Present Webinar on State Sales Taxes on IT Products and Services

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On March 5, 2015, Martin Eisenstein and Michael Carey, together with Caleb Allen of the Washington State Department of Revenue, presented a webinar for Strafford entitled, “Navigating the Evolving Landscape of State Sales Taxes on IT Products and Services.” Their presentation was based on their experience in advising IT companies regarding the state tax impact of...

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Peter Lowe Active In Employment Law Presentations

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Peter Lowe has had a busy start to 2015 with employment law presentations.  He spoke recently to Maine’s Labor and Employment Relations Group in Portland about conducting workplace investigations; he presented a workshop at Thomas College entitled “Ensuring a Fair and Safe Workplace;” and in January he led an “Employment Law Update” for the Central...

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A Note On Taking Notes

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In its recent investigation into star running back Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident, the NFL dropped the ball. This controversy can serve as a helpful reminder to employers on the importance of gathering all the evidence when serious allegations are made against an employee. READ MORE

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