Work Breaks in Maryland

Maryland employment law attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “Is my employer required to allow me to take a break for meals or rest during my workday?”  Surprisingly, the answer in Maryland (in most cases) is no.  Although th… Read More
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Workplace Discrimination

Maryland discrimination attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “What should I do if I feel I have been discriminated against based on a characteristic such as race, religion, age, disability, gender, etc?”  Take 3 steps right awa… Read More
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Disability Discrimination in Maryland

Maryland employment law attorney Bruce Luchanasky answers the question: “I am physically disabled, and I am looking for a job.  Can an employer deny me employment based on my disability?” Not if you can do the job, even if you need the e… Read More
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Severance Packages

Towson, MD employment attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “What should I do if I was fired from my job, but I have been offered a severance package?“ You need to do 3 things when your former employer offers you a severance pack… Read More
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Maryland Court Rules in Favor of Personal Liability of Employers for Wage Payment Claims

Imagine the following scenario. You work for a small company, ABC Widgits Corp., where the owner is involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company.  She hired you, she established your hourly rate, and she set your schedule.  And when she fir… Read More
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Anatomy of "Non-Compete" Agreements

Most Maryland companies that utilize salespeople to conduct their business are familiar with “Non-Compete Agreements.”  These are the agreements that prevent an employee from leaving the company and taking all of the company’s customers with t… Read More
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EEOC Issues Fact Sheet to Assist Employers in Applying Employment Discrimination Laws to Scenarios Involving Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, gender, religion or national origin.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.… Read More
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Employment Separation Agreements in Maryland

It is often prudent for Maryland employers to utilize separation agreements with departing employees.  Typically, the incentive for the employer is that it receives a written release from the employee as to almost any legal claim the employee might… Read More
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Should Employers Make All of Their Employees Sign Non-Competes?

Most employers know that it is a good idea to have employees sign “non-competes” – that is, agreements that limit the extent to which current employees may compete against the employer if the employee leaves and wants to start working somewher… Read More
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Can I take time off to vote in Maryland?

  Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – less than two weeks away!  Working a full-time schedule while juggling all of our other responsibilities has many employees wondering whether they are permitted, under Maryland law, to take time o… Read More
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