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COVID-19 Legal Updates

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To keep up with the rapid pace of legal developments from federal, state, and local governments, B&I continues to update its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library on a daily basis. Follow these links for the latest updates: B&I Update: Additional Department of Labor Guidance on FFCRA (Mar. 30, 2020)A further update on new guidance from the...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: DOL Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On March 25, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on the Department of Labor’s Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides the major takeaways from the Department’s guidance document, including the effective date, the new leave requirement, determining whether the FFCRA applies...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Maine Emergency Orders and Essential Businesses

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On March 25, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Maine Emergency Orders Regarding Essential Businesses as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides practical guidance on recent emergency orders by Governor Mills and some Maine municipalities regarding the closure of non-essential businesses and social distancing requirements for all businesses.

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COVID-19 Legal Update: B&I Attorneys Offer Webinar for Employers

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On March 24, 2020, Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford presented a webinar in which they addressed a myriad of issues arising out of the current pandemic that impact the workplace, including: pay, leaves, quarantine, return to work, travel bans, medical notes, confidentiality, and disability rights.  In the webinar, they discussed new federal statutes instituting paid...

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B&I Launches 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. To that end, B&I has launched a COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. While the resources provided do not constitute, and are no substitute for, specific legal advice regarding the particular needs of...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: WARN Act

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On March 24, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on the WARN Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides vital information for businesses facing business disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and might be facing the unfortunate necessity of layoffs, reduction in pay or hours, or...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Advance Directives for Health Care

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On March 24, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on advance directives for health care as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update addresses legal issues in health planning worth considering or visiting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Legal Update: B&I Attorneys Offer Webinar for Business Leaders

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On March 23, 2020, Brann & Isaacson attorneys presented a webinar to provide business leaders with real-time tools to address the threats to their businesses and their employees posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the webinar, Kevin Haley and Michael Carey focused on the following critical areas: (1) the impact of the outbreak on existing...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On March 19, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses provisions of the act affecting employers, including emergency paid sick leave and the temporary expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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Brann & Isaacson COVID-19 Plans

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Brann & Isaacson continues to service its clients without interruption during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Our lawyers and staff have been working remotely since late last week, using secure laptops connected to its servers, utilizing cell phones forwarded from their office extensions, and connecting with clients, courts, and colleagues through phone and video conferencing. We...

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