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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 for lack of business, financial conditions, or most any other reason. However, this can only occur 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

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

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 "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

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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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.

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Lebau & Neuworth Article in Trial Magazine: ‘Implied’ Fraud Under the FCA

In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split over whether the False Claims Act (FCA) recognizes only claims for misrepresentations regarding express conditions of payment.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims In The #MeToo Era

Over the past year, the #MeToo movement has cast a spotlight on the realities of sexual harassment in the United States and has changed how allegations of sexual harassment are treated.

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New Maryland Law Better Protects against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law the Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which aims to better protect employees from workplace sexual harassment.

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Pregnant Employees Must be Aware that Discrimination is Everywhere

Lebau & Neuworth recently obtained a favorable determination on behalf of a client who was 7-1/2 months pregnant and fired from a small, family-run, Inner Harbor restaurant and tavern where she waited tables and did some bartending.

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