Brann & Isaacson Commitment to Racial and Social Justice

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Like so many others, we were horrified and outraged by the death of George Floyd. And Breonna Taylor. And Ahmaud Arbery. And so many others. We cannot dismiss these senseless deaths as something that happens occasionally somewhere else. It is also clear that we must look beyond our pro bono efforts on behalf of under-served...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on MDOL Benefits Extension

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update addresses the Maine Department of Labor’s announcement that 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits will be made available to qualifying Mainers.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on OSHA Guidance and Maine Work Search Requirement

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first alert discusses new comprehensive return-to-work guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for non-essential businesses. The second highlights the Maine Department of Labor’s decision to resume the work-search requirement for unemployment benefits this summer.

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B&I Attorney Presents at ACMA Webinar on California Consumer Privacy Act

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On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, B&I partner David Swetnam-Burland participated in a webinar sponsored by the American Catalog Mailers Association on the “California Consumer Privacy Act: Are You Fully Prepared?” Swetnam-Burland spoke to a diverse group of catalog retailers and related businesses on the compliance requirements of the first-of-its-kind state privacy law; what businesses and...

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B&I Publishes Two Employment Law Updates on EEOC Guidance

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. These updates provide information on new guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. First, the EEOC has updated its original guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Second, the Commission has issued new guidance on employers’ ability to include...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on the “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan

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B&I has added an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update describes the changes to travel restrictions and quarantine requirements outlined in Governor Janet Mill’s “Keep Maine Healthy” plan.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Maine DOL WorkShare Program

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B&I has added an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses the Maine Department of Labor’s WorkShare program, which enables employers to reduce employees’ weekly hours while employees collect unemployment benefits to supplement their wages.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Cloth Coverings, Reopening

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first offers an overview of federal and state guidance on cloth face covering requirements in Maine. The second responds to employer questions arising out of a webinar on “The Realities of Re-opening,” hosted by B&I and Career Management Associates, and should...

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Tax Notes State Features Second Article by B&I Attorneys On Taxation of AI

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On June 4, 2020, in the second of a two–part series, Tax Notes State featured an article on the tax treatment of artificial intelligence, “Hey Siri, What About Income Taxes on AI?” (subscription required), by B&I attorneys Martin I. Eisenstein, Jamie Szal, and Michael Carey. In it, they consider two thorny state income tax issues...

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Mailers Hub Article Highlights CCPA Compliance Issues for Mail Producers

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In the first of a new, regular series of articles for Mailers Hub News, B&I attorneys Martin I. Eisenstein, David Swetnam-Burland, Stacy O. Stitham, and Jamie Szal reminded mail producers, “Ready or Not, the California Consumer Privacy Act Is Here” (at page 3). Their article provides an overview of the CCPA and the numerous and...

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