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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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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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Don't Be a Victim in 'Grand Theft Paycheck'

According to a press release recently issued by the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First,  and Jobs With Justice Education Fund reports that some of the largest employers have been penalized the most for not paying the wages due to their workers.

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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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What Employees Should Know about Room & Board Compensation

Employees should be aware that his or her employer may be allowed to count “the reasonable cost … of furnishing [the] employee with board, lodging, or other facilities” toward the employee’s owed wages.

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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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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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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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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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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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