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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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update EEOC Workplace Vaccine Guidance

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update details new EEOC guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations in the workplace, including information on whether vaccination can be mandated; whether employers can ask employees their vaccination status; how to administer the vaccine without implicating the Americans with Disabilities Act; and...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Earned Paid Leave and Face Covering Mandate

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B&I has published new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In these updates, we provide information about Maine’s new earned paid leave law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021, and Governor Mills’ announcement of enhanced restrictions regarding face coverings.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Face Covering Order and Portland Minimum Wage

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B&I has published new employment law updates in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In these updates, we provide information about the City of Portland’s new minimum wage ordinance and its emergency pay provisions. We also give employers a summary of key provisions in Governor Mills’ new executive order on indoor gatherings and face coverings.

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B&I Issues Employment Law Update on COVID-19 and Flu Season at Work

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B&I has published a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In this update, we provide updated guidance for employers on how to make decisions about what employees should stay home, for how long, when they can be tested, and eligibility for Families First Coronavirus Response Act benefits.

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