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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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

HTML2015 NLRB Developments
Linda D. McGill; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board is now fully and legally appointed, after the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated recess appointments made in 2013. The new NLRB continues to expand its agenda, reaching into non-union workplaces and departing from long-established precedents to facilitate union...

 

HTMLThe Next 100 Years
Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
When shareholder Leonard Nelson celebrated his 50th anniversary in practice, he spoke to a room of Bernstein Shur attorneys and staff members:

 

HTMLSupreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...

 

HTMLLeveling the Field - Equal Pay Law Enacted in New Hampshire
Naomi N. Butterfield, Emily Gray Rice; Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
Effective January 1, 2015, New Hampshire updated its laws regarding pay equity. Under the new law, businesses are prohibited from paying employees different wages for the same work based solely on their sex. Employers are also prohibited from discharging, or in any other manner discriminating...

 


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