Latest News & Alerts

separator

B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Face Covering Order and Portland Minimum Wage

/ 0 Comments

B&I has published new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In these updates, we provide information about the City of Portland’s new minimum wage ordinance and its emergency pay provisions. We also give employers a summary of key provisions in Governor Mills’ new executive order on indoor gatherings and face coverings.

Read More
separator

Harvard Law Today Publishes Q&A with Peter Brann on Ranked-Choice Voting

/ 0 Comments

Harvard Law Today has published a Q&A with partner Peter Brann, Ranked-choice voting, explained. In the interview, Brann argues that ranked-choice voting (RCV), which has been adopted in Maine, better ensures that the most popular candidate in any election emerges as the winner. Voters in Massachusetts and Alaska will be deciding whether to adopt RCV...

Read More
separator

Stacy O. Stitham Addresses Maine State Bar Association on In-Person Civil Trial Experience

/ 0 Comments

On October 26, 2020, partner Stacy O. Stitham joined a virtual presentation to the Maine State Bar Association. Stitham discussed her recent experience as part of the Brann & Isaacson trial team that participated in one of the first in-person civil trials in Maine state court since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A video...

Read More
separator

Peter Brann Serves as Expert Speaker on Ranked-Choice Voting

/ 0 Comments

On Oct. 23, 2020, partner Peter Brann was the featured speaker in a webinar entitled: Ranked-Choice Voting: the Maine Experience. The webinar was being sponsored by Alaskans for Better Elections, a grass roots organization behind a referendum campaign to bring ranked-choice voting to Alaska. In addition to Alaska, Massachusetts is also considering a November referendum...

Read More
separator

B&I Issues Employment Law Update on COVID-19 and Flu Season at Work

/ 0 Comments

B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we provide updated guidance for employers on how to make decisions about what employees should stay home, for how long, when they can be tested, and eligibility for Families First Coronavirus Response Act benefits.

Read More
separator

Nine Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

/ 0 Comments

Brann & Isaacson congratulates its attorneys honored by Super Lawyers for 2020: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Ben Lund—Real Estate and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property...

Read More
separator

B&I Issues Employment Law Update on Reporting COVID-19 Cases to OSHA

/ 0 Comments

B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we discuss new guidance from OSHA on reporting COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities.

Read More
separator

Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Publish Article on Workplace Vaccines

/ 0 Comments

B&I partner Peter D. Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft have published an article on “Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace: An Overview for Maine Employers.” Employers have a growing number of questions about the legality of mandating flu or COVID-19 vaccines for employees. While they await guidance from federal and state agencies regarding the response to...

Read More
separator

B&I Partners Address Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases in Tax Notes State Cover Article

/ 0 Comments

On September 17, 2020, Tax Notes State featured a cover article by partners David Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Nathaniel Bessey, “A Shield, Not a Sword: Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases” (subscription required). In their article, the authors discuss the emerging consensus on how to present a binding arbitration provision to consumers on business websites; how...

Read More
separator

Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

/ 0 Comments

A Politico article on the state of Maine’s Senate race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and her challenger, Speaker of the Maine House, Sara Gideon, quoted B&I partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of ranked-choice voting on the outcome. With the race close, it is possible that neither Collins nor Gideon will earn more...

Read More
separator