Tag Archives: Maryland

Multi-State Employers Face Potential Wage and Hour Claim Complications in the Washington DC Region

In a significant decision earlier this year, the Court of Appeals of Maryland found that employees performing work in Maryland on behalf of their Virginia employer may pursue claims for unpaid wages under the Maryland Wage Payment Collection Law (“MWPCL”) … Continue reading

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States Take the Wheel and Drive Paid Sick Leave Policy

President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20th put issues of paid family and sick leave at the forefront of the American psyche. In its wake, states and localities around the country are taking action. Here are just … Continue reading

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November 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for November 2014.

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October 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.

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$10.2 Million Awarded to States to Fund Worker Misclassification Detection and Enforcement

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release announcing that $10.2 million had been awarded to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification initiatives.

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Maryland Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect October 1st

Maryland’s newest anti-discrimination law goes into effect October 1, 2014.  The Fairness For All Marylanders Act outlaws discrimination against transgender individuals within the state of Maryland.  The law prohibits discrimination against those individuals in employment and housing situations, as well … Continue reading

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June 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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Buyer Beware: Sandy Spring Bank’s Unexpected Liability

The Story Behind the $6 Million Verdict Against Sandy Spring Bank Growing regional financial institution Sandy Spring Bank announced that it would set aside 2014 profits to cover a $6 million dollar Anne Arundel County jury verdict levied against it. … Continue reading

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May 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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April 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our April summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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February 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our February summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements can be found after the break.

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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — October 2013

Our October summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.

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Prince George’s County, Maryland Public Schools To Pay $4.2 Million For Labor Violations

Prince George’s County Public Schools (“PGCPS”) has agreed to pay $4.2 million in back wages to 1,044 workers following an investigation by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) that revealed that PGCPS had reduced the wages of H-1B workers by requiring … Continue reading

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Maryland Court Refuses To Enforce Noncompete

In Ecology Services, Inc. v. Clym Environmental Services, LLC, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland held that certain covenants not to compete were unenforceable as a matter of law and affirmed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment for … Continue reading

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New Maryland Law On Independent Contractors

A new Maryland law (the Workplace Fraud Act of 2009 (HB 819) — a copy of the statute is here), set to take effect on October 1, 2009, was designed to prevent the misclassification of employees in the construction and landscaping … Continue reading

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