What Employers Need to Know: Maine’s Paid Family and Medical Leave

What Employers Need to Know: Maine’s Paid Family and Medical Leave

Tuesday, September 19th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Webinar – Zoom
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Acadia Benefits and Eaton Peabody are proud to partner together to provide an overview of Maine’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave law, as well as provide a refresher on Maine’s Earned Paid Leave law. The presentation will highlight the important details of program eligibility, the reasons individuals will be able to take paid leave, the law’s application to large employers vs. sole proprietors, and the law’s impact on private plans and collective bargaining agreements. Following the presentation by Eaton Peabody Shareholder, Sarah Newell, and Associate, Jack Bjorn, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Q+A to get all their questions answered about how paid family and medical leave benefits will affect businesses across the Pine Tree State.


Victoria Ferentz

Partner – Acadia Benefits

Vicki focuses on account management for all size groups, including customer service, new program implementation, and carrier relations. With over 30 years of experience, Vicki also oversees the Acadia Benefits team and special projects. She represents the firm as the Chair of the Governance Committee of United Benefit Advisors (UBA). Prior to joining Acadia Benefits, Vicki worked at Paine Webber and G&S Commercial Brokers. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.S. in Sociology.


Sarah E. Newell

Shareholder – Eaton Peabody

Sarah Newell represents employers in the private, nonprofit and public sectors and her practice is focused on labor and employment law. She assists clients with a broad range of issues including wage & hour, sexual harassment, FMLA, employee discipline and discharge, discrimination, whistleblower actions, collective bargaining, contract administration, labor arbitration, and other employment and labor issues. Sarah also investigates complaints of discrimination for employers, colleges, and universities on a regular basis.

Jack S. Bjorn

Associate – Eaton Peabody

Jack is an Associate in Eaton Peabody’s Employee Benefits Practice Group based in Portland, Maine. Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Jack earned his Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in May 2019 as a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program—a unique, practice-based curriculum, graduates of which are admitted to practice in New Hampshire upon graduation. While in law school, Jack served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Gary Hicks of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, as well as a judicial intern for the Honorable Paul Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.