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Job Transfers that Affect Career Opportunities Could be Unlawful Retaliation

Job Transfers that Affect Career Opportunities Could be Unlawful Retaliation
Posted on September 21, 2018 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Workplace Retaliation

Lodging a justified complaint at work should not result in an undesired reaction from an employer, such as being transferred to another department. In fact, that type of response could be considered retaliation on the part of the employer – which goes against employment law.

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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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Employees May be Entitled to Pay for Travel Time

Employees May be Entitled to Pay for Travel Time

If an employee is required to meet at an employer’s place of business to perform job duties before traveling to a jobsite or return there at the end of the day before going home, the employer may have to pay the employee for his or her travel time.

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It is YOUR Duty to Mitigate – And You Could Be Sorry If You Don’t

It is YOUR Duty to Mitigate – And You Could Be Sorry If You Don’t

You could have a rock-solid discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation case,  or even a breach of contract case, and win at trial and (surprise) recover absolutely nothing if you fail to look for another job – what the law calls “mitigate damages.”

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Whistleblower Protections Don't Show Up in The Funny Pages!

Whistleblower Protections Don't Show Up in The Funny Pages!

Legal protections for Whistleblowers are no laughing matter.

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Fourth Circuit Issues Important False Claims Act Decision

Fourth Circuit Issues Important False Claims Act Decision

In US ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, issued an important decision regarding the Federal False Claims Act (FCA).

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