The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new law, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020, impacts all businesses with fewer t… Read More
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Federal Court Dismisses Employer's Counterclaims in FLSA Lawsuit

United States Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher recently granted an FLSA Plaintiff employee’s Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims filed by his Defendant employer. Detailed excerpts from the Opinion are presented below. Most importantly, the C… Read More
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Landscape Laborers' FLSA Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss

In Aviles-Cervantes v. Outside Unlimited, Inc., No. CV RDB-16-1214, 2017 WL 3916985 (D. Md. Sept. 7, 2017), Plaintiffs alleged, inter alia, that Defendant Outside Unlimited failed to pay workers for approximately 1–2 hours of work per day for ti… Read More
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Recent Court Decision Discusses Employers' Potential Defenses to the FLSA

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a judgment finding an employer’s violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). McFeeley v. Jackson St. Entm’t, LLC, 825 F.3d 235 (4th Cir. 2… Read More
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Classification Ramifications: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

          Employers must be aware of the rapidly changing body of law on the misclassification of workers.  Classification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees is covered by a wide range of federal and state laws.  Makin… Read More
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Personal Liability of Business Owners for Unpaid Wages

          Maryland courts are increasing their application of the law of personal liability to business owners in certain cases.  Business owners need to be aware of this trend and, rather than seek to insulate themselves from decisions regardi… Read More
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