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Few Law Enforcement Departments Practice Drug-Testing

May 7, 2019 Media Mentions

On May 7, the Portland Press Herald published an article, "Few police officers in Maine are tested for drugs," explaining that not many law enforcement departments practice universal drug-testing policies, which was shown in February when a Lewiston Police Officer died of acute fentanyl intoxication. Labor and employment attorney Tawny Alvarez stated, "Maine is highly regulated in this sense... If someone tests positive for drugs as an employee, you can't just dismiss them."

Read the full article on PressHerald.com.

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This Week's Show: Maine Election Results’ Impact on Business

On Saturday, November 21, Tawny interviewed Mike Saxl, Counsel at Verrill and Managing Principal of Maine Street Solutions, and Robert Reynolds, Government Relations Specialist of Maine Street Solutions, for this segment of HR Power...

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35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 9, 2020) – The 2020 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 35 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

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NWCDN Workers' Compensation in a Post-COVID World

Join the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and the WorkersCompensation.com Center for Education Excellence for a live virtual seminar on November 12, starting at 10:00AM E.S.T. This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, the...

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2021 Employment Law Annual Update

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

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Should You Adjust Your Plans Based on the New PPP Forgiveness Guidance?

Your inbox is likely flooded with news about the forgiveness guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that came in the form of instructions on how to fill out the application. These instructions provided...

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Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a regional hotel chain against administrative claims of ADA and MHRA disability discrimination.

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Nearly 80 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2021, Including a Dozen Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 24, 2020) – Nearly 80 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2021 , including 12 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer...

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This Week's Show: Real Small Business Lessons From 2020

On Saturday, November 7, David Ciullo, co-host of HR Power Hour, interviewed Rob and Nadra Edgerley, Owners of Nadra Photography; Maine Life Real Estate; and Dale Carnegie Training , for this segment of HR...

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Discrimination Defense

We successfully defended a large aviation ground handling service company against claims of violation of the ADA and the FMLA—garnering summary judgment in their favor.

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