Maine Tightens Up Law on Service Animals

September 20, 2011 - by: HR Hero Alerts 2 COMMENTS

Until recently, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations were quite broad in their definition of “service animal,” but that changed earlier this year. Now Maine, which had kept the definition loose in state law, also is tightening up on what constitutes a service animal.

Employers must provide reasonable accommodations not only for employees with disabilities but also for customers with disabilities. Employers that operate retail stores, banks, service centers, and other locations open to the public are probably places of public accommodation under the law.

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Maine: Red Tide Causes ‘Sea Change’

November 04, 2010 - by: HR Hero Alerts 0 COMMENTS

by Daniel C. Stockford, Brann & Isaacson

While voters handily reelected both of Maine’s Democratic representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives, a sea change occurred at the state level as the Maine governorship and the Maine Legislature apparently have switched from Democratic to Republican control.

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What Maine Election Results Mean for Employers

November 03, 2010 - by: HR Hero Alerts 0 COMMENTS

By Daniel C. Stockford

While voters handily reelected both of Maine’s Democratic representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives, a sea change occurred at the state level as the governorship and the legislature apparently have switched from Democratic to Republican control.

In a surprisingly close governor’s race, Republican Paul LePage appears to have narrowly held off a late surge by Independent candidate Eliot Cutler while trouncing Democratic candidate Libby Mitchell. But the big surprise was in the Maine Legislature, as control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives appears to be going to the Republicans.

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