Here’s what we’re up to, what we’re thinking about, and what legal developments might affect your organization.
As part of my ongoing efforts to educate local businesses on employment law issues, I will present on the new USCIS Form I-9 at the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce later this month. This new I-9 form becomes mandatory starting TODAY: September 18,...read more
Before you shout “church and state,” hear me out. Work-life balance may be all the rage these days, but as the Red Mass’ history shows, it’s nothing new for those of us in the legal profession. The Red Mass originated in 13th century France,...read more
Do you conduct employee drug testing? Are you wondering whether you can or should test for marijuana in light of Maine's existing medical marijuana statute and the recent ballot initiative? How do you reconcile these liberalizations with federal law that recognizes no...read more
Here's a little something on the lighter side of law firm life. This is Michael's dog Charlie. He's an 8 month old standard poodle. Today, he's keeping us company and helping us send out the February invoices. You may see him if you come visit us some time, or you...read more
I'm a business lawyer, and I only represent employers in employment related matters. So when I took a look at the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act, as drafted by its proponents and approved by Maine voters in November, I was concerned. At first glance, the law's ban...read more
Last month the Maine Supreme Judicial Court decided a dangerous building case, Beale v. Town of Stockton Springs, 2017 ME 6. This case is noteworthy for a municipal attorneys, code enforcement officials, and municipal legislative officers, who often have to deal with...read more
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