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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Publish Article on Workplace Vaccines

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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...

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

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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...

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Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

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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...

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Stacy O. Stitham Receives Janet Milley Award from Pine Tree Legal Assistance

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On September 23, 2020, B&I partner Stacy O. Stitham was honored by Pine Tree Legal Assistance with the Janet Milley Award for Board Service. Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides free civil legal assistance in Maine in cases where it can make a difference in clients’ ability to meet basic human needs or to enforce basic...

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Peter Brann Featured in Maine Public Radio Report on Ranked-Choice Voting

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B&I partner Peter Brann addressed the prospect of Maine’s use of ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election in a news piece broadcast on Maine Public Radio on September 22, 2020. The Maine Law Court recently issued an opinion that a ballot initiative seeking to overturn ranked-choice voting in the State did not have enough...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on FFCRA and Maine Earned Paid Leave Act Rules

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we address revised regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and final rules issued under the Maine Earned Paid Leave Act.

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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Address Kennebec Valley HR Association

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B&I partner Peter Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft offered an employment law update to the Kennebec Valley Human Resources Association on September 9, 2020. Entitled, “What’s New in Employment Law? A Practical Guide for Keeping HR Up to Date,” their presentation addressed the latest developments, including the landmark LGBTQ+ Supreme Court ruling; legal issues arising...

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Peter Brann Co-Teaching Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Fall 2020 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught 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...

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on the FFCRA and Back to School Issues

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we address new Department of Labor guidance related to back-to-school issues, such as the conditions under which parental leave may be available in light of different school opening scenarios.

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Nine Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Included in Rankings Published by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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Included in The Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition): George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W. Lund, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Peter J. Brann, Commercial Litigation; Litigation—Intellectual Property; Litigation—Patent; and Daniel A....

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