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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

EEOC’s New COVID-19 Guidance – What You Need to Know

Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued some much-needed guidance for employers on COVID-19-related topics.  The EEOC’s guidance comes in response to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s May 13th updated guidance for vaccinating individuals.  The EEOC’s May 28th guidance adds to the ever-expanding listRead More

May 31 Deadline for New Cobra Notices is Fast Approaching

Many employers are aware that the American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARPA”) includes a 100% temporary COBRA subsidy for eligible individuals who lost health care coverage due to an “involuntary termination of employment” or a “reduction in hours.” The ARPA COBRA subsidy was enacted to cover certain eligible employees (often termed “Assistance Eligible Individuals”) fromRead 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

Incentivizing Vaccines and Other Thorny Issues in 2021

The 2021 legal landscape for employers and human resources professionals continues to be a “wait-and-see” game as we enter the third month of 2021.  It’s now been almost a year since COVID-19 shut down many workplaces and generally disrupted everything about life as we all knew it, and the after-shocks continue to ripple.  With statesRead More

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