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New DOL Opinion Letter Addresses FMLA Question

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq. On April 12, 2018, the federal Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the DOL issued its first opinion letters since 2009. One of the letters addressed an issue under the FMLA. The question posed by the employer was whether a non-exempt employee’s use...

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African Children’s Choir Returns to Ellsworth

Ellsworth - The internationally-acclaimed African Children’s Choir is returning to Ellsworth, performing at The Grand on Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30. The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program...

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Unusual Situations May Require Leave Time

  by Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq.   Without question, employees are impacted by events occurring outside of the workplace and such events can have a direct effect on their work status, including requests for time off.   This is a reminder of just two types of those events: 1) natural disasters/public health emergencies and...

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Earning and learning

Op Ed piece courtesy of The Ellsworth American   Know any young people who need to make some money? The state has just made it easier for young teens to gain practical experience and make progress toward deciding what they want to do, or not do, later in life. Effective immediately, Maine’s labor...

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Letter from Healthy Acadia

Dear Community Members, As many of you may be aware, the biennial state budget that was passed last week included a cut of $5 million per year to the Fund for a Healthy Maine's allocation for prevention services aimed at improving public health. We will know more in the coming weeks about how...

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