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Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland. Our lawyers offer sophisticated legal expertise that emphasizes responsive client service.

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OSHA ETS Workplace Vaccination Rule – Status and Next Steps

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes mandatory requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers of 100 or more employees from the risk of contracting COVID-19 at work. Below is a […]

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Eaton Peabody Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Bangor and Portland, ME — U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The Maine […]

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Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan – Summary

Last month, the Mills Administration announced the first round of spending under the Governor’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, an initiative calling for a nearly $1 billion investment of federal American Rescue Plan funds in Maine. The three initiatives, $80 million for the Maine Unemployment Trust Fund, $39 million to help lower health insurance premiums, […]

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Maine Lawyers Review – Illegal Search Claim May Proceed

By Sean Ociepka, A split panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has allowed a Fourth Amendment claim of a University of Maine student to proceed, after reversing a decision of the District Court that granted summary judgment to law enforcement officers. Christopher French claimed that Orono police officers violated […]

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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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