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Avoiding Workers’ Compensation Discrimination Claims in Maine

 When an employee is injured at work, competing interests make it easy for an employer to improperly handle the injury on the front end.  An employer’s compliance mistakes and taking a “wait-and-see approach” to work injuries can give rise to expensive claims of workers’ compensation discrimination under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act).  DespiteRead More

Arming Teachers in Maine as a Municipal Policy Response to Prevent and Minimize School Shootings

 Unfortunately, we live in an age where we all must worry for the safety of our children when they go to school. School shootings have been in the forefront of our collective awareness more than any other issue in our political discourse over the last several years. The national conversation, from holiday dinner tables toRead More

Are Protests Protected Activity Under the National Labor Relations Act? Maybe.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s general counsel ruffled a few feathers last month by finding that employees who skip work to protest could be protected from termination under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  This has the potential to be a pretty startling finding for employers with politically active employees  . . . soRead More

Rebecca Webber to Present on Key Employee Issues Facing Small Businesses

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott shareholder Rebecca S. Webber will be the featured presenter at a breakfast workshop on April 25 held by the Oxford Hills Chamber and the Central Maine Human Resources Association (CMHRA). She will address employee issues often faced by small businesses. Most small businesses and non-profit organizations do notRead More

Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Jim Pross to Speak on Workers’ Compensation Claims

AUBURN, Maine – Skelton Taintor & Abbott attorney Jim Pross will present at the Central Maine Human Resources Association (CMHRA) April 17 chapter meeting on the topic of Workers’ Compensation Claims for Employers: Helpful Hints and a Guide to Handling Claims. The program will focus on tips for how employers handle workers’ compensation claims fromRead More

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