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Maine law permitting recreational use of marijuana creates uncertainty for employers

Maine is now one of eight states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – and the District of Columbia that have legalized the use of recreational marijuana.  Although retail sales of marijuana have been delayed to February 2018, the recreational use of marijuana became legal on January 30, 2017.  Once the Maine… Read more »

Seventh Circuit holds that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit released a landmark decision on April 4, 2017, opening the door for Title VII claims for alleged discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate on the basis of a person’s… Read more »

Michael E. Saucier to speak at CLM Alliance Annual Conference

Attorney Michael E. Saucier will be among the presenters at the 2017 Claims Litigation Management (CLM)  Alliance Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee  on March 31.  Michael’s presentation will be on “Recent Issues and Discernible Trends in Employment Practices Litigation.”  The focus of the presentation will include best practices for employers, risk managers and counsel when… Read more »

Tyler Smith is selected for 2017 Maine State Bar Association Leadership Academy

Tyler Smith, an associate attorney at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC, was selected to participate in the 2017 Maine State Bar Association Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy is an eight month program designed to foster professional growth and leadership skills among member attorneys who have been in practice for more than two years but… Read more »

Gene R. Libby and Timothy J. O’Brien Recognized by Best Lawyers

Two partners at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC  – Gene R. Libby and Timothy J. O’Brien – were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©   Gene Libby was selected by Best Lawyers® for the practice areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Family Law.… Read more »