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New Sick And Safe Leave Law is Good News for Employees in Montgomery County

New Sick And Safe Leave Law is Good News for Employees in Montgomery County

A new law that went into effect in October 2016 requires most employers in Montgomery County to provide earned sick and safe leave to employees for work performed in the county. The Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law, which was intended to provide employees with paid and/or unpaid leave or time off to take care of matters such as their own sickness, family illness or domestic violence, was further amended to allow employees to take earned sick and safe leave for parental purposes, as well.

The new amendment, effective November 9, 2016, specifically allows sick and safe leave to be used for the birth of a child, adoption, foster care, or bonding with a child. The law requires employers to provide paid sick and safe leave at the rate of at least one hour for every 30 hours an employee works, up to 56 hours in a calendar year. An employer with fewer than five employees must provide an employee with up to 32 hours of paid sick and safe leave, plus an additional 24 hours of unpaid leave. Also, employers are required to give employees written notice that they are entitled to earned sick and safe leave under the new law.

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Maryland and Montgomery County Increase Minimum Wage

Maryland and Montgomery County Increase Minimum Wage

Maryland’s minimum wage has now been rasied to $9.25 per hour, a 50-cent increase, as part of incremental increases approved in 2014 by Governorner Martni O'Malley to take place over several years. Next year, the minimum wage is set to increase to $10.10 per hour.

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Non-Competes Stink but Can Be Enforced In Maryland

Non-Competes Stink but Can Be Enforced In Maryland

In Maryland, non-competes and non-solicitation provisions can be enforced. However, a Maryland court will not enforce every non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreement.

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Beware: Laws That Will Take Away Your Overtime Pay are In the Works

Beware: Laws That Will Take Away Your Overtime Pay are In the Works

You ARE entitled to overtime pay if you are paid by the hour and work more than 40 hours in a workweek -- but that may change if a Republican-passed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives becomes law, which it should not!

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Computer Professionals Should Monitor Their Status for Overtime Entitlements

Computer Professionals Should Monitor Their Status for Overtime Entitlements

One of the more misunderstood laws is that through which employers are exempt from paying overtime wages to computer/IT professionals – and, therefore, it is often most abused by some employers.

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The ‘Gig Economy’ and Your Wage Rights as an Independent Contractor

The ‘Gig Economy’ and Your Wage Rights as an Independent Contractor

Technology companies, such as Uber and Lyft, tout the benefits of the “gig economy,” in which workers are designated as independent contractors, not employees. The problem is, independent-contractor status often does not benefit workers.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Must be Combated both Before and After it Occurs

Workplace Sexual Harassment Must be Combated both Before and After it Occurs

A recent New York Times expose on Sexual Harassment has confirmed what the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth have consistently experienced throughout their extended careers: Women regularly fail to report Sexual Harassment in the workplace because of fear of retaliation.

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Employers Cannot Escape Discrimination Against Drivers Based On Revocation Of DOT Card

Employers Cannot Escape Discrimination Against Drivers Based On Revocation Of DOT Card

In 2016, Lebau & Neuworth filed a complaint on behalf of a driver who was fired after the employer’s doctor revoked the driver’s U.S. Department of Transportation card after he suffered a stroke. All of the driver’s treating doctors cleared the driver to return to work and to drive trucks, but that did not stop the employer’s doctor, who was not a stroke specialist or certified in occupational medicine, from concluding that the driver was still not fit to drive.

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Maryland Federal Court Holds the Wage Claims Cannot be Released or Waived

Maryland Federal Court Holds the Wage Claims Cannot be Released or Waived

Even if you signed a separation agreement with your former employer, you may still have a case for owed wages, including overtime pay, under Maryland wage laws and/or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act because of a recent Maryland federal court ruling.

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Published Articles by L&N Attorneys Examine Important Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Cases

Published Articles by L&N Attorneys Examine Important Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Cases

Lebau & Neuworth attorneys Richard P. Neuworth and Devan M. Wang were honored with the publishing of two very important articles they co-authored in the 2017 Special Issue of the Trial Reporter, the journal of the Maryland Association for Justice. In each expose, Richard and Devan examine a case vital to the people of the State of Maryland and some of their specific contractual rights regarding personal injury and compensation.

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State Law Claims Against Benefit Plans  May Be Preempted by ERISA

State Law Claims Against Benefit Plans May Be Preempted by ERISA

When an employee is wronged by their employee benefit plan, such as a health care plan or life insurance plan, the employee may want to file a lawsuit in state court -- because state laws generally allow for more diverse remedies and greater damages than those allowed for under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). However, employees may not be able to file a lawsuit in state court because ERISA controls, or “preempts,” all state laws to the extent that they relate to employer-sponsored plans.

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