Category: Worker’s Compensation Law

Are You Prepared for the New Employment-Related Legislation?

By Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq. Employers should have their calendars marked for Thursday, September 19, 2019, as the day on which nonemergency laws passed in the First Regular Session of the 129th Legislature become effective. In our recent Lunch and Learn sessions discussing the legislation, we recommended that employers review existing application forms as well …

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Amendments to Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

By Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq.   There have been a few changes to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act under one piece of new legislation, LD 1119, An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Filing of Wage Statements and Other Laws under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992, with amendments.  The veto of the …

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INSURANCE MATTERS: Don’t Waste the Insurance You’ve Already Bought

Through the years, certain client problems seem to come across my desk now and again, and then not again for a long time. Recently, there seems to have been a spate of situations in which clients have lost coverage, or almost lost coverage, under insurance policies by not giving correct notice to their insurer (or …

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New Legislation: Important Changes to Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Statute

By: Anne-Marie Storey Some significant changes have been made to the Workers’ Compensation Act this session. The following are a few of those changes: 1. Previously, an employer/insurer who wanted to reduce or discontinue benefits that were being paid to an employee through an order or award of compensation were required to petition the board …

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Reflections from Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Executive Director

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Virginia Kozak Putnam In January 2011, Paul H. Sighinolfi, Esq., became the Executive Director and Chair of the Board for the State of Maine Workers’ Compensation Agency, after 30 years of practicing law in the area of workers compensation at Rudman Winchell. In this capacity, he is in charge of running …

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