TREASURY, IRS AND LABOR EXPLANATION OF TAX CREDITS FOR NEW PAID LEAVE

As you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020 requires businesses with up to 500 employees to provide additional paid leave to their employees. Many businesses understandably were conce… Read More
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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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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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Impact of Tax Liens on Security Clearance

TIPS TO PREVENT TAX LIENS FROM IMPACTING YOUR SECURITY CLEARANCE Every year, hundreds of thousands of applicants submit for security clearance approval or renewal.  Simply completing the Form SF86 – all 127-pages – is a daunting task itself.  A… 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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The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights - The Basics

​​The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”) enforces Maryland’s employment law that guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientati… Read More
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MCCR and EEOC "Work-Sharing Agreement"

The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”) is the Maryland state agency equivalent to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Although the MCCR was created to enforce Maryland’s laws against… Read More
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The Test for Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors Just “Evolved” Backward

                One of the most confusing areas of labor and employment law is the decision regarding whether a worker may be classified as an independent contractor, or whether the worker must be recognized as an employee.  The stake… Read More
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EEOC versus MCCR: Taking Your Case to Court

The following article will be the first in a series discussing cases filed with the United States Equal Employment Commission (“EEOC”) and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (“MCCR”). One interesting difference between th… Read More
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Case Analysis: Defamation

Our firm receives many inquiries regarding potential defamation claims.  A recent case in the United States District Court of Maryland provided a thorough analysis for such claims, which we present below. In Clayton v. Fairnak, No. JKB-18-2134, 201… Read More
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