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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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B&I Attorneys Pen Cover Story for State Tax Notes

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On March 16, 2020, an article by David W. Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Jamie Szal, “Crossfire Hurricane: Perils in a Post-Wayfair World,” was featured as the cover story in State Tax Notes. The authors address three unanticipated consequences for business from the 2018 Supreme Court opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. First, home-rule jurisdictions...

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Peter Lowe Speaks to HRASM on Gender Transition in the Workplace

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On February 11, 2020, partner Peter Lowe spoke on the topic of “Best Practices & Support for Gender Transition in the Workplace” before the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. Lowe and his fellow panelists led a conversation aimed at helping employers consider how to handle workplace changes...

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Peter Brann Co-Teaching Harvard Law School Course

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Partner Peter Brann will once again be co–teaching a class at the Harvard Law School during the Spring 2020 term on “The Role of the State Attorney General” with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools for several years, with Harvard Law...

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