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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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 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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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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