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Maine Employers Are Prohibited from Using or Inquiring about Employment Applicant’s Compensation History

On Friday, April 12, 2019, Governor Mills signed a bill prohibiting employers from using or asking about a prospective employee’s compensation history “unless an offer of employment that includes all terms of compensation has been negotiated and made to the prospective employee, after which the employer may inquire about or confirm the prospective employee’s compensation history.” 

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The Federal Government Approves Maine's Medicaid Expansion

After nearly 1 ½ years of political and legal hurdles the federal government has approved Maine’s Medicaid expansion, making federal matching funds available to Maine as one of 37 states plus the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid under the ACA.

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Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level

Currently, marijuana businesses and their employees are not able to deposit funds from their businesses into federally insured financial institutions or obtain loans from financial institutions because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.

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European Marijuana and CBD Market Opportunities: Reflections from Spannabis and the World Cannabis Conference in Barcelona

While marijuana and hemp continue to be burgeoning markets in the United States, international markets are also beginning to emerge offering additional opportunities to entrepreneurs in the cannabis space. The global legal cannabis industry is predicted to be a $32 billion a year market by 2022.  Just as understanding and navigating the siloed state regulatory regimes is critical to a national strategy, it is essential that any company exploring opportunities internationally have a robust appreciation of the international legal landscape and target markets. In a series of articles, we will explore the current legal status of marijuana and hemp around the world, starting with Europe, and specifically, Spain where Drummond Woodsum Attorney Malina Dumas recently attended the World Cannabis Conference and Spannabis.

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March 25, 2019

Vivian A. Mikhail
Vivian Mikhail Joins Drummond Woodsum’s Government Relations and Campaigns Practice

Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting is pleased to announce that Vivian A. Mikhailhas joined the firm’s government relations practice.  Vivian comes to Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting from the Maine Attorney General’s Office, where she served under Governor Janet T. Mills during two of the Governor’s terms as Attorney General.  There Vivian was responsible for all enforcement, legislative, regulatory, litigation and national arbitration matters involving the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Raise the Overtime-Exempt Salary Threshold Under the FLSA

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) proposed changes to the regulations governing the minimum salary required to qualify for the “white-collar” exemptions from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The proposed changes also address incentive-based pay, highly compensated employees, and how frequently salary threshold amounts under this rule should be revisited. 

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February 20, 2019

Jeremy R. Fischer
Drummond Woodsum attorney Jeremy Fischer Represents Mortgage Holder in Portland West End Condo Foreclosure

Williston-West Condominiums, at 32 Thomas St. in Portland's West End, filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code one hour before...

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February 13, 2019

Malina E. Dumas
Malina Dumas to Speak at the Mitchell Institute Annual MILE II Event in March

Drummond Woodsum Attorney Malina Dumas will be speaking at a Mitchell Institute career development event in March.  The theme for this year’s annual MILE II event is “Maine Roots, Global Reach,” and approximately 80 Scholars ...

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