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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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Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

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Verrill Attorney Elizabeth T. Johnston Elected as New Lawyers Section Representative of Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) Board of Governors

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News of Supreme Court Leak is a Good Reminder to Revisit Confidentiality Policies

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Labor & Employment Annual Update: Tips and Trends for 2021 and 2022

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Breaking: OSHA Releases Emergency Temporary Standard for Employers with 100 or More Employees

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Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

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Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

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Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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“Mug-shots”: Are Employees’ risky beverage containers a cause for concern?

Prior to (and more so during) the pandemic, many individuals who found themselves working from home were limited in ways to express their uniqueness, their personalities, the things that made them, well, them. It...

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