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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B&I Employment Update: OSHA COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements

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On April 13, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on OSHA reporting requirements for COVID-19 employee infections as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update outlines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s newly published guidance regarding employers’ duty to record and report cases of COVID-19 in their work-forces.

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B&I Attorneys To Hold Webinar on COVID-19 Challenges for Family Businesses

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 8:00-10:00 AM EDT, Brann & Isaacson partners Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford will participate in a webinar sponsored by the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) called, “How To’s for Family Business: COVID-19 Challenges: Legal, Communications, and HR.” Lowe and Stockford will go over the latest legal news in response...

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B&I Employment Update: DOL Regulations under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On April 3, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on Department of Labor Regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update answers questions relating to key issues covered by newly issued Department of Labor regulations, including: Who is a “child care provider”? What counts...

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B&I Attorneys To Present Business and Employment Law Webinars Responding to COVID-19

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Brann & Isaacson attorneys will be presenting two webinars for the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce next week on legal issues of direct and immediate interest to businesses facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, April 6, 2020: 2:00-3:00 PM EDT Business Law: Learn the latest from B&I business lawyers Kevin Haley and...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: B&I Attorneys Offer Webinar for Employers

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On March 24, 2020, Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford presented a webinar in which they addressed a myriad of issues arising out of the current pandemic that impact the workplace, including: pay, leaves, quarantine, return to work, travel bans, medical notes, confidentiality, and disability rights.  In the webinar, they discussed new federal statutes instituting paid...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: WARN Act

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On March 24, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on the WARN Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update provides vital information for businesses facing business disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and might be facing the unfortunate necessity of layoffs, reduction in pay or hours, or...

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On March 19, 2020, Brann & Isaacson published a legal update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as part of its COVID-19 Legal Resource Library. This update discusses provisions of the act affecting employers, including emergency paid sick leave and the temporary expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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Peter Lowe Speaks to HRASM on Gender Transition in the Workplace

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On February 11, 2020, partner Peter Lowe spoke on the topic of “Best Practices & Support for Gender Transition in the Workplace” before the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. Lowe and his fellow panelists led a conversation aimed at helping employers consider how to handle workplace changes...

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