Employment Law

Labour law (also labor law or employment law) mediates the relationship between workers (employees), employers, trade unions and the government. Collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work and through the contract for work. Employment standards are social norms (in some cases also technical standards) for the minimum socially acceptable conditions under which employees or contractors are allowed to work. Government agencies (such as the former U.S. Employment Standards Administration) enforce labour law (legislative, regulatory, or judicial).
Posts about Employment Law
  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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  • Brann & Isaacson A Leading Support Of Campaign For Justice

    … Brann & Isaacson is proud to be a strong supporter of the Campaign for Justice in Maine. Though not one of the larger Maine law firms, B&I punched above its weight, giving the sixth–highest, per–lawyer average award in the State. The Campaign for Justice assists adults and children in the state who cannot obtain access to justice…

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  • Attorney Peter Lowe Presents on Workplace Issues

    … On April 13th, Peter Lowe presented to the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on “Workplace Safety following the Legalization of Marijuana.” On the same day, Peter was a panelist at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine. The topic was “Workplace Issues When Managing a Worker’s Compensation Claimant.” View…

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  • Attorneys Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford present at Bates College

    … On March 29, 2017, Brann & Isaacson co-hosted an employment law workshop at Bates College with Career Management Associates, an HR consulting firm in Portland. Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford presented on workplace issues such as marijuana, employee handbooks, wage and hour compliance, and labor and employment under the Trump Administration. More information on the presentation can be found HERE. The post Attorneys Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford present at Bates College appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • The Employment Standards Act – Your Rights & Obligations

    … KEL Lawyer Trevor Thomas will be speaking about The Employment Standards Act at the Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Branch during Canadian Bar Association Law Week, 2017. When: Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate #100 What: Presentation Registration details coming soon! The post The Employment Standards Act – Your Rights & Obligations appeared first on . …

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  • Maine Employment Law Newsletters

    …. In “Maine Department of Labor Adjusts to New FLSA Regulations,” Connor Beatty discusses the effects new federal overtime regulations will have state policy and practices, identifying inconsistencies between the new federal rules and Maine law and gaps in coverage that will have to be understood and addressed by employers working to comply with both state and federal overtime laws. To read the article click here. The post Maine Employment Law Newsletters appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules

    …, the final decision would be subject to appeal. These next steps will likely take weeks or months to occur, by which time the newly seated Congress could take the law in a new direction. The bottom line: the new overtime rules are on hold until further notice. Maine Impact While this court decision has received widespread attention, many have overlooked…

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  • Peter Lowe Addresses Hot Topics In Employment Law

    … 31May 2016 Peter Lowe Addresses Hot Topics In Employment Law In a series of recent public appearances, partner Peter Lowe has spoken to Maine employers, lawyers and human resources professionals on urgent and emerging issues in employment law. In April, he was a presenter at the annual employment law update seminar to the Maine State Bar…

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  • B&I Issues Update On New Federal Overtime Rule

    … Partner Peter Lowe and Attorney Michael Malloy have written an update on the Department of Labor’s recently released “overtime rule,” scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The new rule, which affects all employers, including nonprofits, makes key changes to the determination of which employees must receive overtime pay and which…

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  • How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses

    … how do you do it? Intellectual property is generally broken down into four major categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Patent law protects novel inventions, systems, and processes for a term of years. Copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, software, mobile apps, and websites, among…

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  • Connor Beatty Discusses Paid Sick Leave Trend In HR Hero

    … B&I Attorney addressed the hot employment law topic of paid sick leave in a July 15, 2015, article published by HR Hero. In comments quoted in the piece, Beatty noted that paid sick leave is a workplace trend even in jurisdictions with no laws requiring it. Beatty noted the challenges facing employers, including the need to pay the ill…

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  • Creating an Enforceable Noncompete Agreement

    … enforceable, they are narrowly construed and often must be limited both in their duration and geographic scope to be valid. In other words, the agreement can’t last too long or apply to an unnecessarily-large geographic area. Additionally, the court will look to the nature and character of the employment in deciding what’s reasonable. Duration So…

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  • Peter Lowe Gives Multiple Presentations at Maine HR Convention

    … Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Lowe recently delivered two presentations at the Maine HR Convention at the Samoset Resort in Rockland, ME. The first, titled “Mind Your Own Business!” focused on the diverse, challenging, and sometimes bizarre challenges employers are now facing as the world of social media brings more and more details…

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