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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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 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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B&I Issues Employment Law Updates on FFCRA Litigation and MHRC Q&A

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B&I has added two new employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. In one update, we review the fall-out from a decision by a federal court in New York invalidating certain provisions of the Department of Labor’s regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In the second, we cover issues relevant...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Testing, Quarantine, and Return to Work Guidance

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes revised, symptoms-based return to work guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Maine guidance on testing and travel restrictions.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Department of Labor Guidance

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes newly published guidance from the Department of Labor on the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical and Leave Act, and Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on Maine Executive Order on Face Coverings

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B&I has published an employment law update to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The new update summarizes Governor Janet Mill’s Executive Order #2, which requires certain Maine businesses to “implement measures requiring customers to wear face coverings.”

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