Allan M. Muir

Allan M. Muir

Pierce Atwood LLP

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Maine Court Upholds Award Of Workers’ Comp - Cautionary Case For Employers That Allow Employees To Work At Home

Presumption of Causation – In Estate of Sullwold v Salvation Army, the court confirmed that in case of death – even when working at home – there is a rebuttable presumption that the death was caused by work, provided...more

1/30/2015 - Causation Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Rebuttable Presumptions Workers Compensation Awards Workplace Hazards

Unions Can Now Use Your Email to Organize Your Workforce

The Prior Rule - The NLRB held in its 2007 Register Guard decision that employers could prohibit the use of company email for non-business purposes, including engaging in concerted protected activity. Arguing that...more

12/16/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

New Definition Of "Employee" Promises To Result In New Workers' Compensation Risk And Cost To Maine Employers

Last year, the 125th Maine Legislature enacted several amendments to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act. Perhaps the most important was L.D. 1314, “An Act to Standardize the Definition of Independent Contractor.’’ This new...more

12/21/2012 - Independent Contractors

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