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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The Maryland False Claims Act

The recently enacted Maryland False Claims Act allows a private individual to file a civil action on their own behalf and on behalf of the defrauded governmental entity. The individual may seek penalties, court costs and attorney’s fees. The law pr… Read More
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Maryland Minimum Wage Law Updates

On July 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Maryland increased to $8.25 per hour. However, in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, the current minimum wage is $8.40 per hour. On October 1, 2015, the Montgomery County and Prince George’s… Read More
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The Fairness for All Marylanders Act

The Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 added gender identity to the list of protected classes against which employment discrimination is prohibited. Currently, under Maryland law, the complete list of protected classes include: race, color, rel… Read More
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