COVID-19 Legal Resource Library

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In this time of crisis, Brann & Isaacson strives to be a source of reliable information about issues affecting our clients and their communities. While the following resources do not constitute, and are no substitute for, specific legal advice regarding the particular needs of your business, we hope you find them useful in navigating these choppy waters.

BRANN & ISAACSON LEGAL UPDATES

B&I Employment Update: Familes First Coronavirus Response Act Math (May 1, 2020)
Practical guidance on computing leave hours and amounts of pay under the Department of Labor’s new FFRCA guidelines.

B&I Employment Update: Payroll Protection Plan Fact Sheet for Employers (Apr. 24, 2020)
A high level guide to how loan amounts and loan forgiveness are calculated under the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP).

B&I Employment Update: Face Coverings at Work: OSHA Considerations (April 23, 2020)
Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft review legal and practical considerations involved in crafting workplace policies regarding face coverings and masks.

B&I Employment Update: OSHA COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements (Apr. 13, 2020)
Key points from the OSHA reporting requirements for COVID-19 employee infections.

B&I Employment Update: CDC Return to Work Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers (Apr. 9, 2020)
Discusses interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control recommending return to work guidelines for critical infrastructure workers.

B&I Employment Update: Department of Labor Regulations under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Apr. 3, 2020)
Answers questions relating to key issues covered by newly issued Department of Labor regulations.

B&I Business Update: Maine Stay At Home Orders (Apr. 2, 2020)
Guidance to Maine businesses with employees subject to government stay-at-home orders.

B&I Employment Update: Additional Department of Labor Guidance on FFCRA (Mar. 30, 2020)
A further update on new guidance from the Department of Labor regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

B&I Business Update: CARES Act Update (Mar. 27, 2020)
A discussion of the newly enacted business loan and tax relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

B&I Tax Update: Federal, State, and Local Tax Relief Measures (Mar. 27, 2020)
An update on government action on the federal, state, and local levels to provide tax relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

B&I Employment Update: DOL Issues Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Mar. 25, 2020)
An update on newly issued guidance from the Department of Labor on the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

B&I Business Update: Maine Emergency Orders Regarding Essential Businesses (Mar. 25, 2020)
Guidance to Maine businesses responding to the government orders regarding essential business activities.

B&I Estate & Wealth Planning Update: Advance Directives for Health Care (Mar. 24, 2020)
An overview of legal issues concerning health planning.

B&I Employment Update: WARN Act Alert (Mar. 24, 2020)
A high-level overview of the federal WARN Act and its application in a time of business disruption.

B&I Employment Update: Coronavirus Workplace Alert: New Guidance from the EEOC and OSHA (Mar. 19, 2020)
A guide to new information for employers issued by the EEOC and OSHA.

B&I Employment Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Mar. 19, 2020)
A summary of the provisions that most directly impact employers, including mandatory paid sick leave and revisions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

B&I Employment Update: Coronavirus Workplace Alert (Mar. 9, 2020)
A general guidance Q&A for employers regarding their rights and responsibilities

BRANN & ISAACSON WEBINARS

B&I Update: How To’s for Family Business: COVID-19 Challenges: Legal, Communications, and HR (Apr. 16, 2020), with B&I lawyers Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford, sponsored by the Institute for Family-Owned Business

B&I Update: Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Webinar (Apr. 8, 2020) with B&I lawyers Peter Lowe, Dan Stockford, and Hannah Wurgaft

B&I Update: Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Business Law Webinar (Apr. 6, 2020) with B&I lawyers Kevin Haley and Michael Carey

B&I Update: Webinar with Employment Law Updates for Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic (Mar. 24, 2020)
Peter Lowe
and Dan Stockford discuss key issues for employers in responding to the extraordinary demands of the pandemic.

B&I Update: Webinar for Business Leaders Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic (Mar. 23, 2020)
Martin Eisenstein, Kevin Haley,
and Michael Carey address the effects of the pandemic on existing legal relationships and changes to federal and state employment laws.

OTHER RESOURCES

State of Maine, An Order to Stay Safer at Home (Apr. 29, 2020)

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Businesses (Apr. 29, 2020)

State of Maine, Restarting Maine’s Economy (Apr. 28, 2020)

State of Maine, An Order Temporarily Modifying Certain In-Person Notarization and Acknowledgement Requirements (Apr. 8, 2020)

State of Maine, An Order Establishing Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in Maine (Apr. 3, 2020)

State of Maine, Essential Business Operations Definitions (Apr. 3, 2020)

State of Maine, Governor Mills Stay Healthy FAQs

State of Maine, An Order Regarding Further Restrictions on Public Contact and Movement, Schools, Vehicle Travel, and Retail Business Operations (Mar. 31, 2020)

City of Portland, Me., Order Reviewing and Amending the Proclamation Declaring Continued State of Emergency and Requirement to Stay at Home (Mar. 30, 2020)

City of Augusta, Me., What Does Augusta’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Order Mean to Me? (Q&A) (Mar. 27, 2020)

City of Augusta, Me., Proclamation Declaring Continued State of
Emergency and Amending Prohibitions on Businesses (Mar. 26, 2020)

City of South Portland, Me., Emergency Regulations (Mar. 26, 2020)

City of South Portland, Me., FAQs regarding South Portland’s Emergency Declaration and the City Manager’s Emergency Regulations (Mar. 26, 2020)

Department of Labor, COVID-19 and the American Workplace
(featuring fact sheets, Q&As, posters, and other resources)

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, Governor’s Executive Order Number 19, FAQs (Mar. 24, 2020) (business closures FAQs)

State of Maine, An Order Regarding Essential Businesses and Operations (Mar. 24, 2020)

City of Portland, Me., Proclamation Declaring Continued State of Emergency and Requirement to Stay at Home (Mar. 24, 2020)

City of Bangor, Me., Emergency Regulation: Amending Prohibitions on Businesses (Mar. 24, 2020)

Town of Brunswick, Me., Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager (Mar. 23, 2020)

City of Bangor, Me., Emergency Regulation: Prohibitions on Businesses (Mar. 22, 2020)

City of Bangor, Me., Emergency Regulation: Prohibitions on Public-Facing Businesses (Mar. 19, 2020)






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