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Telecommuting May Be A Reasonable Accommodation

In Mosby-Meacham v. Memphis Light & Gas, the plaintiff worked as an in-house lawyer for about seven years, became pregnant and unfortunately suffered from a medical condition that, although treatable, put herself and her unborn child at risk. Following doctor orders, she asked to work from home for 10 weeks until the baby was born, but the employer denied her request, claiming that telecommuting from home would not allow her to perform the essential functions of the job.

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Lebau & Neuworth Client Gets Justice For Pregnancy Discrimination

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Steve Lebau, after a several-year fight, has just obtained justice for a victim of pregnancy discrimination. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit and worked closely with Steve in investigating and pursuing the case.

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University Staff, Faculty and Administrators Should Know Your Employment Rights

Maryland is the home of many fine and esteemed colleges and universities, including the Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland system (College Park, Towson, Baltimore County, Eastern Shore, Frostburg, St. Mary’s), Morgan State, St. John’s, Coppin and several others.​

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Lebau & Neuworth Helped More Than 500 Workers Get Owed Wages in 2017

The results are in -- In 2017, Lebau & Neuworth attorneys represented more than 500 workers get the overtime and owed wages they were due from the employers. The total amount recovered was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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