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
  • Peter Lowe Speaks to Maine Business Leaders

    … On August 7 in Augusta and August 10 in Portland, Peter Lowe was the keynote speaker at events hosted by Career Management Associates and Cross Insurance. Peter spoke to business leaders and HR professionals about the latest developments in employment law both here in Maine and with the new administration in Washington, D.C. The post Peter Lowe…

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  • 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 in civil…

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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…

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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 “Weeding Through Maine’s Legalization of Marijuana,” Peter Lowe addresses what Maine’s affirmative vote on Question 1, legalizing marijuana possession and use in the State for those 21 and older. Lowe dives into the details of the underlying statute and what it does and does not require of employers. To read the article click here. In “Maine…

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  • Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rules

    …. Technically, the minimum wage law goes into effect 30 days after the Governor certifies the results of the election, which will happen by December 7 at the latest. What Now? Many employers are wondering what they should do now that the federal rules will not be going into effect. First, if you have not yet reclassified workers or increased salaries…

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  • B&I Issues Update On New Federal Overtime Rule

    … are exempt. Lowe and Malloy’s detailed discussion of the new rule can be read here. Malloy also appeared on WGAN to discuss the implications of the new rule. A podcast of Malloy’s radio appearance can be heard here. The post B&I Issues Update On New Federal Overtime Rule appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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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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