B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on MDOL Benefits Extension

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update addresses the Maine Department of Labor’s announcement that 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits will be made available to qualifying Mainers.

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B&I Publishes Two Employment Law Updates on EEOC Guidance

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. These updates provide information on new guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. First, the EEOC has updated its original guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Second, the Commission has issued new guidance on employers’ ability to include...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on the “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan

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B&I has added an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update describes the changes to travel restrictions and quarantine requirements outlined in Governor Janet Mill’s “Keep Maine Healthy” plan.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Maine DOL WorkShare Program

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B&I has added an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses the Maine Department of Labor’s WorkShare program, which enables employers to reduce employees’ weekly hours while employees collect unemployment benefits to supplement their wages.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Cloth Coverings, Reopening

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first offers an overview of federal and state guidance on cloth face covering requirements in Maine. The second responds to employer questions arising out of a webinar on “The Realities of Re-opening,” hosted by B&I and Career Management Associates, and should...

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B&I Publishes Legal Update on Gov. Mills’ Exec. Order #55

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B&I has added a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update summarizes the most important information for employers from Maine Governor Janet Mills’ Executive Order #55. It includes information about topics such as remote work, commuting, large gatherings, masks, signage, and high risk individuals.

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B&I Publishes Legal Update on Dealing with Unemployment Fraud

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On June 1, 2020, B&I added a new employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides guidance for employers who believe that an employee’s personal information has been compromised and possibly used to obtain unemployment compensation fraudulently.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Updates on Temperature Checks, OSHA Record-keeping

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This week, B&I added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In the first, Peter Lowe and Hannah Wurgaft discuss whether employers must compensate employees for time spent on COVID-19-related temperature checks. In the second, B&I’s employment law team review OSHA’s revised COVID-19 record-keeping requirements.

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B&I Employment Update: FFCRA Math

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On May 1, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a Familes First Coronavirus Response Act Math update as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides practical guidance for employers on computing leave hours and amounts of pay under the Department of Labor’s new FFRCA guidelines.

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B&I Attorney Featured in Portland Press Herald Piece on Maine’s Recovery Plan

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Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Lowe was highlighted in a Portland Press Herald article first published on April 29, 2020, “Businesses first in line under Mills’ recovery plan approach reopening with caution.” Commenting on Maine’s business recovery plan, Lowe noted the short time frame the State is providing businesses for implementing reopening procedures, and cautioned...

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