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Maine Labor Department Releases Final Rules for Earned Paid Leave Law

As the January 1, 2021, effective date of Maine’s Earned Paid Employee Leave Law approaches, the state Department of Labor (DOL) has promulgated the much-anticipated final regulations for implementing the statute. Under the law, private employers with at least 10 employees in Maine must provide employees one hour of paid leave for every 40 hours... Continue Reading
September 28, 2020

New Maine Law Requires Time Off From Work For Appointments at VA Medical Facilities

State and local leave laws are changing weekly and sometimes even daily! For the second time this month, Maine is adjusting its leave laws.  Employers in Maine will soon be required to provide veterans with time away from work to attend scheduled appointments at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. If paid leave is available...… Continue Reading The post New Maine Law Requires Time Off From Work For Appointments at VA Medical Facilities appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
June 25, 2019

Paid Leave Law in Maine Passes Legislature and Waits for Governor Signature

The Maine legislature recently passed An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave. If Governor Mills, who has been vocal in her support of the bill, signs the bill into law, it would take effect on January 1, 2021. The bill would require Maine employers with 10 or more employees working for more than 120 hours in...… Continue Reading The post Paid Leave Law in Maine Passes Legislature and Waits for Governor Signature appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
May 23, 2019

Court Issues Warning To The Bar Regarding Use Of “Boilerplate” Discovery Objections

In Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Laboratories, Inc., Judge Mark Bennett of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa required both plaintiff and defense counsel to show cause why they should not be sanctioned for discovery abuses based on the excessive use of “boilerplate” objections to discovery requests.  The issue arose when the … Continue Reading
April 11, 2017