Labor and Employment – Coronavirus Response Labor and Employment – Coronavirus Response

Labor and Employment – Coronavirus Response

A skilled and dedicated team during the COVID-19 crisis.


The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and rapidly developing and has spawned governmental action relating to employment at all levels in an attempt to mitigate its effect. It has also ushered in a barrage of questions from both employees and employers relating to their rights, duties, and obligations under these new laws, laws regarding employee health and safety, and laws regarding furloughs and layoffs.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys in Maine and New Hampshire are tirelessly working to advise and assist clients as they navigate the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 by providing clear and current information and thoughtfully answering practical questions as clients try to respond to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whether we are helping a small family-owned business or assisting a multinational corporation, our goal remains the same: provide comprehensive and adaptive legal counsel in an effective and efficient manner designed to meet all our client’s needs.

What can we do to assist you?

A diverse array of legal services

With decades of experience providing timely legal counsel and advice to clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues, our team can skillfully guide you through your experience with COVID-19. Our services include assisting with:

  • Handling health and safety personnel issues relating to COVID-19, including the process to follow when an employee tests positive for COVID-19 and how to respond to employee concerns about COVID-19
  • Interpreting and complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and other leave laws that may come into play as a result of COVID-19
  • Immediately analyzing new federal, state, and local laws being passed in response to COVID-19
  • Advising on benefits in light of the expanded state and federal unemployment laws
  • Determining whether a company needs to lay off and/or furlough employees and ensuring the company complies with any necessary legal requirements relating to such layoffs and/or furloughs such as the WARN Act
  • Advising employers on what the shelter-in-place orders mean for their business
  • Developing and implementing policies relating to the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”), the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”), as well as Pandemics/Infectious Diseases