The 2021 legal landscape for employers and human resources professionals continues to be a “wait-and-see” game as we enter the third month of 2021. It’s now been almost a year since COVID-19 shut down many workplaces and generally disrupted everything about life as we all knew it, and the after-shocks continue to ripple. With states like Maine slowly rolling out the vaccine implementation, employers are now facing a probable post-COVID-19 workplace, with very limited guidance from the feds on how to proceed. In the presentation, we’ll be talking about some issues like:
The Vaccine: to incentivize or not incentivize?
Masks: to wear or not to wear?
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: coming back or not?
Maine’s New Earned Paid Time law: how does this relate to COVID-19 time off?
. . . and more!
Jordan Payne Hay is an attorney with the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine, concentrating her practice in: Employment Law, Civil Rights, Human Resources Support, Intellectual Property, and Litigation, Disputes & Appeals. Jordan represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, employment and labor law issues, as well as litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings. She has handled claims in both state and federal court, and before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies and tribunals. Jordan was selected for inclusion in 2019 and 2020 New England Rising Stars© in the category of Employment and Labor Law.
Amy Dieterich is a shareholder with the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn. Amy represents individual clients and businesses in commercial disputes, family matters, employment and labor law issues, as well as litigation, arbitration, and regulatory proceedings. Amy was selected for inclusion in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 New England Rising Stars© in the category of Business Litigation. In her spare time, Amy serves on the City of Auburn’s Board of Assessment Review, is a Trustee of ACADIA Academy in Lewiston and is a coach for the Lewiston High School Mock Trial Team.