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HTMLBoard Revises Fee Schedule and Changes Reimbursement Rules
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2015
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has published a new Medical Fee Rule and made revisions to rules regarding reimbursement and expense payments, effective October 1, 2015.

 

HTMLAppellate Division Rules on Compensability of Home Renovations
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2015
Section 206 of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act provides: “An employee sustaining a personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment . . . is entitled to reasonable and proper medical, surgical and hospital services, nursing, medicines, and mechanical, surgical aids, as...

 

HTMLMaine WCB Appellate Board Rules Vocational Rehabilitation Presumption is Rebuttable
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015
In Axelsen v. Interstate Brands Corp., App. Div. Dec. No. 15-27 (October 22, 2015) the Workers’ Compensation Board Appellate Division found the presumption in section 217 of the Workers’ Compensation Act is rebuttable. Section 217 provides: “If an employee is participating in a...

 

HTMLNew Social Media Privacy Law in Maine
Kevin Haskins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015
Maine has a new Employee Social Media Privacy law that prohibits employers from requiring employees and job applicants to provide access to their social media accounts. In passing the law, Maine joins at least twenty other states with similar legislation. The new law goes into effect on October 15,...

 

HTMLMassachusetts High Court Clarifies Construction Manager’s Role
Nathan Fennessy, Kenneth E. Rubinstein; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, PLLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a very significant ruling yesterday regarding the use of the CM-At Risk delivery method, particularly on public jobs.

 

HTMLMaine Supreme Court Addresses Employee Misclassification and Workers’ Compensation Coverage Requirements
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
In WCB Abuse Investigation Unit v. Nate Holyoke Builders, Inc., 2015 ME 99 (August 4, 2015), a construction company obtained predeterminations of independent contractor status from the WCB for workers classified as independent contractors. Holyoke had workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

 

HTML2015 Maine Workers’ Compensation Legislation Update
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015
Recent legislation passed amends provisions of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules in King v. Burwell
John P. Doyle, Randall B. Weill; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold federal subsidies in the states where the federal government is operating the insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The majority ruled that the literal interpretation of the provision in question did not...

 

HTMLNew Cost of Living Adjustment Effective July 1, 2015
John J. Cronan, Evan M. Hansen, Nelson J Larkins; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2015, previously published on July 2, 2015
An injured employee is entitled to an adjustment in the weekly compensation rate under certain circumstances. This is called a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Many of these adjustments occur on July 1, 2015.

 

HTMLKate’s Homemade Butter Awarded $1 Million in Damages
Timothy J. Bryant; Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015
Earlier today, a jury returned a verdict and awarded damages in excess of $1 million in favor of Arundel Valley LLC in its lawsuit against Branch River Plastics, a Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) manufacturer in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The well-known butter producer, Kate’s Homemade...

 


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