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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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 Employment Law Updates on OSHA Guidance and Maine Work Search Requirement

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B&I has added two employment law updates to its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. The first alert discusses new comprehensive return-to-work guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for non-essential businesses. The second highlights the Maine Department of Labor’s decision to resume the work-search requirement for unemployment benefits this summer.

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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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