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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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B&I Publishes Legal Update on Gov. Mills’ Exec. Order #55

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B&I has added a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update summarizes the most important information for employers from Maine Governor Janet Mills’ Executive Order #55. It includes information about topics such as remote work, commuting, large gatherings, masks, signage, and high risk individuals.

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B&I Publishes Legal Update on Dealing with Unemployment Fraud

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On June 1, 2020, B&I added a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides guidance for employers who believe that an employee’s personal information has been compromised and possibly used to obtain unemployment compensation fraudulently.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Temperature Checks, OSHA Record-keeping

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This week, B&I added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In the first, Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft discuss whether employers must compensate employees for time spent on COVID-19-related temperature checks. In the second, B&I’s employment law team review OSHA’s revised COVID-19 record-keeping requirements.

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B&I Attorney Joins Inaugural Tax Notes Talk Podcast

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On May 21, 2020, managing partner Martin Eisenstein appeared on the first episode of the Tax Notes Talk Podcast, “From Henry VIII to James Bond: Weird Tax Facts throughout History.” Eisenstein discussed his article, “Alexa, Is AI Taxable?”, written with Michael Carey and Jamie Szal, with Tax Notes State’s editor-in-chief Jéanne Rauch-Zender. Eisenstein addressed how...

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B&I Attorney Presents to American College of Real Estate Lawyers

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On May 20, 2020, Brann & Isaacson partner Ben Lund participated in a panel presentation to members of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers from all across the United States. The subject was “Remote Legal Work and the Paper-less Legal Office.” The program covered the ins and outs of remote legal work, including routines...

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B&I Attorneys Offer Popular Webinars at the Maine HR Conference

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Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft presented two timely and well-attended webinars to the Maine HR Conference last week. On Monday, May 11, 2020, they led an HR Basics session entitled, “Build Your Employment Law Knowledge Base.” The session focused on a demonstration of key elements to handling a sexual harassment...

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