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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

Is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Really Expiring? What Does This Mean for You?

As we all eagerly anticipate the end of 2020, the end of the year also means the expiration of the mandated leaves under the FFCRA on December 31, 2020.  Indeed, as of the evening of December 21, 2020, Congress has voted to hold firm on the FFCRA expiration time table, and President Trump has signedRead 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

Amy Dieterich to Speak on Workplace-related COVID-19 Issues

Skelton, Taintor and Abbott Shareholder Amy Dieterich and attorney Michael Malloy from the Malloy Firm will be discussing the latest workplace-related COVID issues for the L/A Chamber of Commerce on November 5th about leave issues under the ADA, FMLA and FFCRA, the new Maine paid leave law going into effect on January 1st and COVIDRead More

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