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Minimum Wage Rates in Maryland & D.C. are About to Go Up

Minimum Wage Rates in Maryland & D.C. are About to Go Up

Beginning July 1, 2018, the Maryland minimum wage rate increases from $9.25 per hour of work to $10.10 and in the District of Columbia the minimum wage increases to $13.25 an hour.

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EEOC Announces Employment Discrimination Actions in 2017

EEOC Announces Employment Discrimination Actions in 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that in 2017, it recovered nearly $400 million for employment discrimination victims in the private sector and state and local government work­places through voluntary resolutions and litigation.

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Separating Fact from Fiction in Employment Discrimination

Separating Fact from Fiction in Employment Discrimination

You may be lead to believe that employment discrimination in the workplace does not exist anymore and/or that victims alleging job discrimination are just trying to get some “easy” money. But that is completely and absolutely WRONG!

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Home Companions & Aides Can Get Their Wages & Attorney Fees

Home Companions & Aides Can Get Their Wages & Attorney Fees

A Maryland Court recently issued an important decision in Pinnacle Group et al. v. Victoria Kelly concerning overtime for companion-care home-healthcare workers in that state.

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Billions of Dollars were Recovered in 2017 False Claims Act Cases

Billions of Dollars were Recovered in 2017 False Claims Act Cases

Lebau & Neuworth attorneys are members Taxpayers Against Fraud, whose attorney members represent whistleblowers in False Claims Act case. TAF’s review of 2017 False Claims Act cases shows it was a very good year for whistleblower recoveries.

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Maryland's New Sick/Safe Leave Law is Now In Effect

Maryland's New Sick/Safe Leave Law is Now In Effect

After a long fight, Maryland’s sick-leave law is now in effect, requiring certain employers to offer sick and safe leave to their employees under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act.

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Lebau & Neuworth Involved in Multiple EEOC Accomplishments in 2017

Lebau & Neuworth Involved in Multiple EEOC Accomplishments in 2017

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Employee Rights, Employment Law

Lebau & Neuworth attorneys were fortunate enough to have represented three of the persons for whom the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  filed lawsuits in 2017. In those lawsuits, we successfully represented our clients in negotiating private settlement agreements.

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Maryland Court Holds a Non-Compete is Unenforceable

Maryland Court Holds a Non-Compete is Unenforceable

In Maryland, non-compete agreements are enforceable if the agreements are reasonable. However, if the scope and/or duration are unreasonable or the non-compete agreement causes an undue hardship on the employee, the agreement may be unenforceable.

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Employer Looses, Must Pay Employees for Short Breaks

Employer Looses, Must Pay Employees for Short Breaks

An employer refused to pay employees for any breaks lasting more than 90 seconds. Twice now, this selfish employer lost in court, first before the trial court and just recently before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Reporting Harassment in the Workplace is Seldom an Easy Thing to Do

Reporting Harassment in the Workplace is Seldom an Easy Thing to Do

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, undoubtedly with good intentions, has issued a short web posting: “What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work.”

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Partner Attorney Richard Neuworth Addresses Bar Association on Taxes and Employment Law

Partner Attorney Richard Neuworth Addresses Bar Association on Taxes and Employment Law

Posted on October 23, 2017 in Employment Law, Taxes

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth was recently given the honor of making a presentation on "Taxes and Employment Law" during a conference hosted on October 5 by the Maryland State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, at the University of  Baltimore Law School.

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