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Can I Fire My Employee for That?

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Joshua A. Randlett   Many employers are at least generally aware of the fact that Maine is an “at-will” employment state. As they say, however, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The purpose of this article is to alert employers to the fact that...

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Third-party Contract Beneficiaries

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Christopher B. Hatch Frequently, an individual or entity not a party to a specific contract may be affected by a breach to that contract.  For example, a municipality may contract with a landscaper to periodically remove brush and other shrubbery encroaching on a road.  A homeowner uphill...

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Don’t waste the insurance you’ve already bought

Through the years, certain client problems seem to come across my desk now and again, and then not again for a long time. Recently, there seems to have been a spate of situations in which clients have lost coverage, or almost lost coverage, under insurance policies by not giving correct...

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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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