Maryland Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clause Act

As of October 1, 2019, Maryland joined other states across the nation by enacting the Noncompete and Conflict of Interest Clause Act (NCICA) to prohibit non-compete clauses and conflict of interest clauses for employees who earn equal to or less than… Read More
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Maryland's Non-Compete Ban

On May 25, 2019, Maryland enacted Senate Bill 328, “Labor & Employment – Non-compete and Conflict of Interest Clauses”. The bill essentially prohibits employers from entering into non-compete agreements with employees earning equal to or le… Read More
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Maryland Federal Court Asserts Jurisdiction Over Purported State Court Contract Claim

In Allied Fire Prot., Inc. v. Thai, No. PWG-17-551, 2017 WL 4354802, at *1 (D. Md. Oct. 2, 2017), the plaintiff employer filed suit against its former employee in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, alleging four causes of action:… 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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New Federal Trade Secrets Law

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The Act became law on May 11, 2016. This law presents an additional recourse for Maryland trade secret owners who already may bring an action un… Read More
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Confidentiality Agreements: A Powerful Weapon in the Employer’s Arsenal

Most Maryland employers wisely utilize non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.  Many of these agreements also contain provisions that protect a company’s confidential information, called a confidentiality clause or confidentiality provision.… Read More
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The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine

The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine may at first sound like an indecipherable philosophical legalese run-on sentence. Therefore, we present to you the following close-to-home-hypothetical situation (any resemblance to actual people or events is entire… Read More
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