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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Supreme Court Issues Favorable Ruling For Employers on the issue of Attorneys’ Fees.

In May of 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling for employers which opens the door for employers being reimbursed for attorneys’ fees incurred in defending against meritless discrimination cases. The case is CRST Van Exped… 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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New Overtime Law

The Department of Labor has announced an important change in the Overtime Law. The new overtime law raises the salary threshold from $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Under the current law, employees who perform ce… 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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Security Clearance Attorneys' Recent Success

Recently, the Security Clearance Attorneys at Luchansky Law successfully reinstated the Secret clearance of a Department of Defense contractor. The prosecuting attorneys for the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (“DOHA”) submitted their File… Read More
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Security Clearance Denial Or Revocation

Civil servants from all areas of government employment know that a security clearance denial or revocation may mean the end of their career.  When your job is on the line because of security clearance issues, your job then becomes: Do Everything In… Read More
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Categories: Security Clearance

Religious Employment Discrimination

Employers and employees alike may suffer severe misunderstandings about employment discrimination law. The recent Supreme Court case of E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 2028, 2031, 192 L. Ed. 2d 35 (2015), pinpoints one su… Read More
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Maryland Personnel Appeals

  One of the benefits of being a high level State employee is job security.  Employees in the State Personnel Management System within the Executive Branch may not be fired without just cause – and if these employees are fired, they are grant… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law Blog

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The recently decided Supreme Court case of Young v. UPS involved a “disparate treatment” claim brought by a pregnant employee pursuant to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  Young, the employee, claimed that UPS, her employer, acted unlawfully i… Read More
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