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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Hannah Wurgaft Featured in HR Daily Advisor Article on Equality Act

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A February 24, 2021, article, “House Revives Equality Act: What Employers Need to Know,” published by HR Daily Advisor, featured a discussion by attorney Hannah Wurgaft on the potential impacts of the Equality Act, a federal bill which would  address discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wurgaft noted that the law,...

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B&I Publishes Employment Law Update on DOL Guidance on Mid-workday Travel Compensation

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B&I has published a new employment law update in its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses a Department of Labor Opinion Letter analyzing how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to the compensation of non-exempt employees who engage in mid-workday travel while on a flexible schedule.

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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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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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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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