B&I Issues Employment Law Update on OSHA Guidance for the Healthcare Industry

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update details the new Emergency Temporary Standard issued by OSHA for employers in the healthcare industry.

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B&I Publishes Update on New EEOC Vaccine Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update summarizes new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on such issues as mandatory vaccinations, reasonable accommodations, and confidentiality.

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Peter Lowe Addresses Key Employment Law Concerns at Maine HR Convention

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Partner Peter Lowe addressed the Maine HR Convention in two timely presentations this month. In a presentation called, “Investigations and Your Questions,” Lowe and Toby Tiner of L.L. Bean discussed how the mundane challenges of day-to-day work conflicts can blossom into investigations that can end up in court and in the news. They addressed best...

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B&I Publishes Update on Revised CDC and Maine COVID-19 Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The update discusses the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and State of Maine on face coverings and social distancing for fully vaccinated persons and their likely effects for employers.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on New COBRA and FFCRA Changes

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B&I has published two new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first update discusses the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act; the second addresses how the American Rescue Plan Act affects leave and tax credit provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA).

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B&I Adds Updates on CDC Guidance and Moving Maine Forward Plan

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B&I has published two new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first update summarizes what employers need to know about the CDC’s interim recommendations for fully vaccinated people; the second highlights key points from Governor Mills’ Moving Maine Forward Plan, including revised travel restrictions, capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings,...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Federal Guidance of Electronic Posters

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides information about the Department of Labor’s new guidance for employers on posting mandatory notices for remote workers through electronic means.

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Tax Notes State Features State Tax Bankruptcy Article by Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal

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The December 21, 2020, issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and attorney Jamie Szal, “Go Broke: State Tax Bankruptcy in the COVID Era” (subscription required). Eisenstein and Szal highlight key aspects of bankruptcy law as they relate to claims for state and local taxes; they argue that it...

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Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft Publish Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies for MaineBiz

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In an article in MaineBiz, partner Peter D. Lowe and attorney Hannah Wurgaft write about “How to craft a COVID-19 employee vaccine policy.” They address the considerations businesses should think about now if they plan to offer or mandate vaccinations for employees. They address key issues, including the need to consult state and federal law...

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News Center Maine Features Peter Lowe Discussing Vaccine Guidelines for Employers

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News Center Maine highlighted the work of partner Peter D. Lowe on guidelines for Maine employers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and their employees. In crafting an approach to vaccine policy, Lowe emphasized that, while employers legally are allowed to mandate vaccines among employees, “There is no one-size-fits-all…It’s really looking at what your business is, what your...

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