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Thinking of Checking Up on an Employee’s Facebook Page? Think Twice . . .

Just last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that a supervisor had violated the law by engaging in “unlawful surveillance of an employee’s online union activity, including an investigation of the employee’s Facebook page.” The case, called AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., sends a signal that the NLRB is looking to crack down on employerRead More

Big Changes for Tax Treatment of Spousal Support Payments on the Horizon in 2019

Historically, spousal support payments (a/k/a alimony) have been tax deductible for the payor and taxable income for the recipient. The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) passed by Congress changes all that for new divorces granted starting January 1, 2019. Starting in 2019, spousal support payments made under new divorce judgments will no longer beRead More

New Employment Poster Required

UP TO THE MINUTE UPDATE: New Employment Poster Required as of August 2nd!           The Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) has issued a new poster about human trafficking which you can find HERE. Employers are required to display this poster in the workplace as of August 2, 2018.           While you’re downloading, printing and puttingRead More

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