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It’s Not Just The NSA Watching

Read it here. Some think he’s patriot, others think he’s a traitor – Edward Snowden, that is. Like him or not, he has given the world convincing evidence that the NSA collects communications data on us all. This so-called metadata includes information on telephone calls, e-mails, text messages and internet activity. It is stored in…

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Is $80,000 Too Much for a Maine Worker to Earn?

Read it here. In a debate last week among the Maine gubernatorial candidates, Governor Paul LePage stated that Mainers making $100,000 were “not that rich.” Following the debate, Democratic candidate Mike Michaud pounced on the Governor’s remark, emailing supporters about Governor LePage’s statement. News reports and columnists, including Bill Nemitz at the Portland Press Herald,…

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National Coming Out Day and Workplace Protections in Maine Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Read it here. This past Saturday, October 11, 2014 was the 26th National Coming Out Day, an annual civil awareness day, now internationally observed on October 11 to promote awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and to celebrate the LGBTQ – “Q” for “queer” or “questioning” – community. “It’s a day to be…

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The ABC’s of the FMLA

Read it here. Earlier this week my colleague Roberta de Araujo and I gave an overview of federal and state labor and employment laws to a group of union shop stewards. There were a lot of laws to discuss, including the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, the Age…

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