National Labor Relations Board Files Complaint on Behalf of Employee’s Facebook Posts

In this article, we continue our analysis of Protected Concerted Activity in Non-Union Workplaces.  In a case before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the employee, Dawnmarie, was a long-term paramedic for American Medical Response of Conne… Read More
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National Labor Relations Board Holds Preemptive Termination Unlawful

In this article, we continue our analysis of Protected Concerted Activity in Non-Union Workplaces. In a case before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the employer was a multinational, life sciences consulting firm that conducted clinical tri… Read More
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Protected Activity in Non-Union Workplaces

The typical employer believes that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is only concerned with companies that are unionized. However, the NLRB declares that the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the law it enforces, gives employee… Read More
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The Importance of Being Honest

We have discussed the importance of employers providing honest and accurate reasons when they fire employees, since lying about it gives Plaintiffs a foothold in claiming “pretext” or “excuse” for the alleged “real reason.” Once an emplo… Read More
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Vacation Policies

Employers are often unclear as to their obligations to pay employees for accrued vacation-time at the end of employment.  The reason for this confusion is understandable, as Maryland has unique laws on this issue which are counterintuitive and whic… Read More
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Employer Compliance with Federal Employment Law

Maryland employers need to ensure that every employment decision, including hiring, promotions and terminations, complies with federal anti-discrimination laws. Federal employment laws prohibit certain employers from discriminating against employees… Read More
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Severance Agreements

Maryland employers are often faced with the question: When employees are terminated, laid off or resign from my company, should I pay them severance? There are several factors to consider. Even though Maryland employment law generally does not requi… Read More
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