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No Magic Words Required For FMLA Leave

No Magic Words Required For FMLA Leave

If you are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you are entitled to take an unpaid, job-protected leave from work for several different reasons, including if you suffer from a serious health condition. Even your mental illness or disorder can constitute a “serious health condition,” which makes you eligible for FMLA protection.

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It was Another Big Year for Whistleblowers & The False Claims Act

It was Another Big Year for Whistleblowers & The False Claims Act

The federal False Claims Act (F.C.A.) creates liability for any person who knowingly submits or causes another person to submit a false claim to the government to get a false claim paid by the government.

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'Slut-Shaming' At Work Is Unlawful Gender Discrimination

'Slut-Shaming' At Work Is Unlawful Gender Discrimination

Some women have long had to endure accusations, rumors innuendos that they have “slept” their way to the top by having sex with their bosses.

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Disability Discrimination vs. The Essential Functions of Performing a Job

Disability Discrimination vs. The Essential Functions of Performing a Job

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that an employer must provide reasonable accommodations for an employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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Age Discrimination is Alive and Well

Age Discrimination is Alive and Well

New data analysis shows that more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.

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You Are Not Disabled Just Because Your Employer Thinks You Are

You Are Not Disabled Just Because Your Employer Thinks You Are

One broad protection afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act is that a worker can be unlawfully discriminated against even if he or she is not actually disabled.

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Maryland Workers Freed from Unenforceable Non-Compete

Maryland Workers Freed from Unenforceable Non-Compete

Posted on December 17, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Non-compete Agreements

Employer-imposed restrictive covenants can be enforced in Maryland even if the employer terminates the employee, but only if the scope of the non-compete and/or non-solicitation provisions are reasonable.

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New Laws Provide Important Protections to Employees in Maryland

New Laws Provide Important Protections to Employees in Maryland

On October 1, 2018, multiple new employment laws went into effect in Maryland, including the General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act and the Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act.

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Maryland Takes a Step Forward on its Wrongful Discharge Law

Maryland Takes a Step Forward on its Wrongful Discharge Law

Posted on November 2, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Wrongful Discharge

A claim for wrongful discharge exists in Maryland, when not based on some statute like an anti-discrimination law, only if a worker can prove that his or her termination violated a clearly stated Maryland public policy and the worker has no other remedy.

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Best Lawyers Names Steve Lebau and Richard Neuworth to

Best Lawyers Names Steve Lebau and Richard Neuworth to "Maryland's Best Lawyers"

Richard Neuworth and Stephen Lebau of Lebau & Neuworth LLC have again been named Best Lawyers in the 2019 edition of "Maryland's Best Lawyers."

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EEOC Reports Surge in Sexual Harassment Cases

EEOC Reports Surge in Sexual Harassment Cases

Nearly $70 million for sexual harassment victims was recovered through administrative enforcement and litigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C.) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, up from $47.5 million in FY 2017, according to data recently released by the commission.

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