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HTMLDOL Publishes New FMLA Forms
Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
June 22, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
With summer right around the corner, the federal Department of Labor hasn’t taken off on vacation quite yet. Rather, the DOL has been hard at work issuing new Family and Medical Leave Act notices and medical certification forms for employers to use.

 

HTMLYou Call It Sub-Contracting, They Call It Wage Theft
Glenn Israel; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
June 15, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
Wage theft and payroll fraud are the new and inflammatory labels being applied to failure to pay overtime and/or minimum wage by misclassifying employees as independent contractors or as otherwise exempt from overtime. However, you don’t have to have criminal intent or engage in fraudulent...

 

HTMLWomen in Project Development & Construction
Asha Echeverria, Meredith Eilers, Emily L. Kahn; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
June 15, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
Earlier this month, over 50 women in the project development and construction industries from across the state gathered together for a networking event and panel discussion in Falmouth, sponsored by Bernstein Shur. The event provided a unique opportunity for women in the field to make connections,...

 

HTMLEconomists’ Take on the 2015 Housing Market
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
June 15, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
In late April, I had the pleasure of attending the Annual Meeting for the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association (“NELMA”) in Boston with my colleague George Burns. In addition to seeing a number of great clients (of which NELMA is one), attending some business meetings, and...

 

HTMLYou Call it Sub-Contracting, They Call it Wage Theft
Glenn Israel; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015
Wage theft and payroll fraud are the new and inflammatory labels being applied to failure to pay overtime and/or minimum wage by misclassifying employees as independent contractors or as otherwise exempt from overtime. However, you don’t have to have criminal intent or engage in fraudulent...

 

HTMLFor Wind Developers: Tax Increment Financing Law - Near Miss at the Legislature
Joan M. Fortin, Shana Cook Mueller; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
Good news! For those of you following the potential impact of LD 581, An Act to Clarify the Municipal Development District Law, on wind development in the state, please note that on April 27, 2015, the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation voted “ought not to pass”!

 

HTMLFor Municipalities: Tax Increment Financing Law - Near Miss at the Legislature
Joan M. Fortin, Shana Cook Mueller; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
You may have heard recently that the Maine Legislature was considering a bill that would have created significant problems for municipalities who use, or plan to use, tax increment financing as part of their economic development toolbox. The good news is that on April 27, 2015, the Joint Standing...

 

HTMLBeyond the Policy: Are Title Insurers Liable for Negligence?
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 7, 2015
When Longview Power built a coal-fired power plant costing well over a billion dollars, its lender obtained $825 million in title insurance coverage from First American, and First American signed Reinsurance Agreements with Old Republic and Stewart for the balance. After First American paid $41...

 

HTMLWords Landlords Use Every Day: Standing and Privity
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
A landlord and tenant may have (or may be in) privity of contract because they both agree to certain contractual terms in a lease. That same landlord and tenant may be in privity of estate because they both have an interest in the same real estate.

 

HTMLEnforcing Shopping Center Reciprocal Easement Agreements in a Declining Market
Richard W. Smith; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015
Lord & Taylor signed a Reciprocal Easement Agreement, requiring its landlord to maintain a “first class high fashion regional shopping center.” The REA also required shared access and parking and required Lord & Taylor’s approval for any future alterations to the...

 


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