Nat Bessey Discusses California Privacy Laws in Boston CityBizList Article

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Partner Nat Bessey’s article, “As Online Shopping Grows, California Extends the Scope of its Privacy Laws (Again),” appeared on Boston CityBizList on January 26, 2021. In the piece, Bessey discusses California’s latest consumer privacy law, the California Privacy Rights Act, passed in November on top of the recently enacted California Consumer Privacy Act. Bessey suggests...

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Peter Brann Again to Co-Teach Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Spring 2021 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools for ten years running,...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on DOL Guidance on Mid-workday Travel Compensation

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses a Department of Labor Opinion Letter analyzing how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to the compensation of non-exempt employees who engage in mid-workday travel while on a flexible schedule.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Federal Guidance of Electronic Posters

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides information about the Department of Labor’s new guidance for employers on posting mandatory notices for remote workers through electronic means.

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Brann & Isaacson Secures Dismissal of Patent Case Against PetSmart

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On January 4, 2021, Senior District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ordered the dismissal with prejudice of a patent infringement action filed by Modern Font Innovations against Brann & Isaacson client PetSmart. After hearing oral argument from partner David Swetnam-Burland, the judge ruled that Modern Font...

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Brann & Isaacson Attorney Becomes Her Family’s 4th Generation Elected to Maine State Bar Association Leadership

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Brann & Isaacson partner Stacy O. Stitham has been elected to a one-year term as the Vice President of the Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) beginning in January 2021. Stitham, who most recently served as an MSBA governor for the Androscoggin district, will continue her family’s legacy of leadership at the MSBA by becoming the...

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Tax Notes State Features State Tax Bankruptcy Article by Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal

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The December 21, 2020, issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and attorney Jamie Szal, “Go Broke: State Tax Bankruptcy in the COVID Era” (subscription required). Eisenstein and Szal highlight key aspects of bankruptcy law as they relate to claims for state and local taxes; they argue that it...

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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Publish Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies for MaineBiz

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In an article in MaineBiz, partner Peter D. Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft write about “How to craft a COVID-19 employee vaccine policy.” They address the considerations businesses should think about now if they plan to offer or mandate vaccinations for employees. They address key issues, including the need to consult state and federal law...

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News Center Maine Features Peter Lowe Discussing Vaccine Guidelines for Employers

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News Center Maine highlighted the work of partner Peter D. Lowe on guidelines for Maine employers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and their employees. In crafting an approach to vaccine policy, Lowe emphasized that, while employers legally are allowed to mandate vaccines among employees, “There is no one-size-fits-all…It’s really looking at what your business is, what your...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update EEOC Workplace Vaccine Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update details new EEOC guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, including information on whether vaccination can be mandated; whether employers can ask employees their vaccination status; how to administer the vaccine without implicating the Americans with Disabilities Act; and...

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