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Maine Aquaculture Occupational Standards

The Maine Aquaculture Association has released the first Maine Aquaculture Occupational Standards, which specify the current workforce skills and training needs of Maine’s aquaculture sector. Altogether, four standards have been released, focusing on occupations related to (1) Marine Shellfish and Sea Vegetables; (2) Marine Finfish; (3) Land-Based RAS; and (4) Land-Based Shellfish Hatcheries. A supplementary […]

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Small Business Health Insurance Premium Relief Program

Governor Mills on October 18 announced the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan. The Governor’s Plan, approved by the Legislature, will invest nearly $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to achieve three goals: immediate economic recovery from the pandemic; long-term economic growth for Maine; and infrastructure revitalization. Included in the Plan is $39 […]

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Amendments to State Exemptions under 14 M.R.S. § 4422 (LD 737)

The Maine legislature recently made significant amendments to the state exemption laws that will go into effect on October 18, 2021, including increasing the residence exemptions to $80,000 and $160,000, increasing the motor vehicle exemption to $10,000, and adding a $3,000 cash exemption. The amendments also include a new provision adding automatic adjustments to the […]

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Eaton Peabody Represents Kinotek in $2.1 Million Seed Round

Eaton Peabody represented digital health platform KinoTek, in the $2.1 million seed round led by the Lake Nona Fund, an early-stage fund that invests in ambitious and innovative founders and companies from the Sports & Health Tech world. KinoTek is the first startup to receive significant funding from the Lake Nona Fund. The Portland, Maine-based […]

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United Airlines workers eye rare legal move to block vaccine directive

Reuters Posting (Reuters) – A group of United Airlines Inc workers challenging the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are trying a bold legal tactic: seeking swift action from a federal judge, rather than waiting months for government agencies to review their claims. Next week, United workers who want religious or medical exemptions will ask a Texas […]

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Weekly State Rulemaking Notices – 10/6/21

PROPOSALS AGENCY: 12-179 – Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Board CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 2, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry Employment in the Public Sector TYPE OF RULE: Routine Technical PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2021-P181 BRIEF SUMMARY: To update the rule to incorporate changes to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, 29 […]

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