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Ensuring a “Healthy Workplace” for 2020

By Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq. There are many ways to interpret “workplace health”.   The first is to ensure that basic policies, training, education, etc. are in place and working effectively.   This may include the need for an audit of the workplace, including the handbook and postings.   Each new year is a good time to review …

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Reminder of Overtime Changes as of January 1

As of January 1, Maine’s minimum wage will increase from $11 to $12/hour.  That means the state minimum salary for exemption from overtime eligibility will increase from $33,000 to $36,000 per year, which translates to a minimum salary of $692.31 per week.   This is the amount employees in Maine will have to be paid to …

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Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Allison Economy

Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Allison Economy for being selected by Super Lawyers as a 2019 New England Rising Star for her tireless and dedicated work as a business litigator. This recognition is reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in New England who exhibit excellence in practice. Attorney Economy works very hard to ensure that …

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Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Joy Trueworthy

Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Joy Trueworthy who has been selected by Super Lawyers as a 2019 New England Rising Star. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and is well deserved by attorney Trueworthy who consistently displays a passion and commitment to her clients. This recognition is only awarded …

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Charitable Solicitations Act: Why You May Need a License to Accept Donations

It may come as a surprise to some, but Maine, like many other states, requires charitable organizations to obtain a charitable solicitation license from the state before soliciting donations within Maine. The Maine Charitable Solicitations Act (CSA), 9 M.R.S. §§ 5001-5018, regulates “charitable organizations,” which are broadly defined to include entities that hold themselves out …

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Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Joshua Randlett

Congratulations to Rudman Winchell’s Joshua Randlett who has been selected to the 2019 New England Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in New England receive this distinction and Rudman Winchell is pleased to have Josh’s hard work and client dedication be recognized.

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Planning for Success: Gathering Your Team and Your Ideas

When should I retain an attorney? This is a question with a specific answer for each entity. Some people like to come visit us before their company is off the ground and we help them legally form their entity and get things legally set up and squared away. Others prefer to form their entity on …

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Why do I Need a Business Attorney?

You’ve been told you need an attorney. On top of everything else you are currently worried about, now you are wondering, “do I really need an attorney in order to start my business?” The answer to this question is simple: no, you do not need an attorney to start a business. However, an attorney can …

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