The U.S. Supreme Court Has Spoken…What Now?

As you’re likely aware, the United States Supreme Court issued two highly anticipated decisions on January 13, 2022 addressing (1) the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS); and (2) the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Interim Final Rule requiring healthcare worker vaccinations (also known as the CMS Rule).  While,Read More

‘Tis The Season to Start Preparing for the ‘Vax or Test’ Deadlines

Season’s greetings!  As we all begin the sprint into 2022, January 10th and February 9th are key dates on which to keep an eye on!  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccination Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS (also commonly referred to as the “vax or text” mandate)). The ETS has been mired inRead More

What You Need to Know About Recent Changes to Maine Employment Laws

Looking for something(s) to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Season?  Look no further than this addition of Employment Wisdom on the Go (EWOTG), which will get you up-to-speed and up-to-date on several new employment laws recently passed by the Maine Legislature that could affect your business.  Several of these changes to the law, which becameRead More

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott’s Amy Dieterich Defeats Town’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Settles Case for Town Employee

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Shareholder Amy Dieterich was recently quoted in the Lewiston Sun Journal about a case she successfully litigated on behalf of a Town of Rangeley employee who had been retaliated and discriminated against by the Town and one of its Selectmen: https://www.sunjournal.com/2021/06/24/rangeley-town-employee-reach-settlement-agreement-in-lawsuit-for-90000-over-claims-of-hostile-work-environment/.  Amy successfully defeated the Town’s motion for summary judgment inRead More

Isaacson & Raymond Attorneys and Staff Join Skelton Taintor & Abbott

  AUBURN, Maine (April 22, 2021) – Skelton Taintor & Abbott announces that Ronald Bissonnette, Daniel D’Auteuil, Jr., and Emma Burgess Roy and the staff of Isaacson & Raymond, P.A.– will join the firm effective July 1, 2021. Bissonnette brings his expertise in real estate law, including acquisitions, like kind exchanges and leasing. Bissonnette’s practice alsoRead More

Significant Changes in Trademark Law That Could Affect Your Business

New Rules and Procedures Intended to Aid Trademark Owners In today’s business world dominated by a proliferation of internet companies, acquiring rights to valuable trademarks and protecting them against infringement has been a daunting, often complicated and frequently expensive undertaking.  This has been particularly true for trademark owners initiating and maintaining a civil trademark infringementRead More

Skelton Taintor & Abbott Attorney Amy Dieterich Interviewed on Legal Issues Employers and Employees are Facing Due to COVID-19

The Sun Journal interviewed attorneys Amy Dieterich from Skelton, Taintor and Abbott and Mike Malloy from the Malloy Firm about the legal issues employers and employees are dealing with as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021.  With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act set to expire on December 31st despite the pandemic cresting in MaineRead More

Amy Dieterich Quoted Regarding Portland’s Newly-passed Hazard Pay Ordinace

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott shareholder Amy Dieterich is quoted in the Portland Press Herald regarding Portland’s newly-passed hazard pay ordinance.  She counseled employees and employers that there is serious litigation risk if they do not start paying certain employees time and a half for working during a declared emergency in December.  Employment lawyers at Skelton,Read More