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Client Advisories


Featured Article:
March 5, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continue to rise, travelers are on high alert.  The World Health Organization (the WHO) has declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

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Featured Article:
September 27, 2019

Starting next year, the minimum salary requirement for employees classified as salaried exempt under the executive and administrative white collar minimum wage and overtime exemptions will be $684.00 per week, or $35,568 per year.

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September 16, 2019

On September 18, 2019, Maine’s new law limiting an employers’ use of non-compete agreements will take effect.  The law prohibits employers from entering into new non-compete agreements with employees in the state earning at or below 400% of the federal poverty level (400% of the federal poverty level is currently $49,960).

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Featured Article:
August 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Peter Bennett has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of The National Judicial College (NJC), the nation’s oldest and largest institution of judicial education.

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Featured Article:
July 30, 2019

The Bennett Law Firm is pleased to announce that Rick Finberg was selected as Best Lawyers® 2019 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, Maine.

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Featured Article:
May 15, 2019

Most states have some type of reporting pay law so that when an employer schedules an employee to work, the employee is guaranteed some minimum amount of work or pay.

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Featured Article:
April 4, 2019

On March 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) sued Boston, Massachusetts-based contractor Tara Construction Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer, alleging that they retaliated against an injured employee by facilitating his arrest by immigration law enforcement officers.

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Featured Article:
March 6, 2019

On January 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled an Obama-era NLRB decision on determining when workers would be classified as independent contractors rather than employees and restored entrepreneurship as a key element in the test.

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Featured Article:
January 3, 2019

As we come to the close of the year, employers need to be aware of upcoming increases for next year. Many states and municipalities have enacted increases in minimum wage rates that will take effect as early as December 31, 2018.

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Featured Article:
August 13, 2018

The National Labor Relations Act (The Act) allows that employees in uniform have some right to wear union buttons and insignia while working, although most employers would prefer to maintain the uniformity of their uniforms and thus control over its image.

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