Drug Testing?

Thinking about doing drug testing or expanding existing testing? Maine law contains strict rules about testing – in fact, you can’t do drug testing in Maine without state approval. The Central Maine Human Resources Association will be addressing the issue of drug impairment in the workplace on February 20 (go to www.cmhra.org), a helpful first step if consideringRead More

New Maine Requirements on Harassment: Get Your Train Game On

In 2017, the Maine Legislature amended the law requiring harassment training, adding in record-keeping requirements and penalties, updating the poster needed, and tying a compliance checklist to the program that employers must develop. There are now penalties for failure to put up the poster as well as a failure to provide the required training. Fortunately,Read More

Form Over Matter Matters and Other ICE Details

As of September 18, 2017, employers needed to start using the latest version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers can visit https://www.uscis.gov/i-9 to get the most updated information on the new I-9. One reason the forms change and get new dates is so that Immigration Services can check dates the forms are filled out against the datesRead More

Protecting Those Who Serve: Don’t Forget About Military Leave for Servicmembers and Their Families

There are various leaves that members of the military and their families are entitled to under both state and federal law. Maine law differs in a few ways from federal requirements, so it’s important to be up on the distinctions and all the laws at play.  Here’s a helpful guide to protecting those who serveRead More

Make Sure Your Company Summer Outing Isn’t a Bar-B-Que Recipe for Disaster…

By Rebecca S. Webber & Jordan Payne Hay As summer heats up and employees attempt to cool down and blow off steam at company-sponsored summer outings, businesses should be wary that what happens at the summer outing doesn’t necessarily stay at the summer outing. Remember, company summer outings are still fair-game for sexual harassment issuesRead More