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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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Tips, Service Charges, Credit Card Charges, Customer Walk-outs: What Restaurant Workers Need To Know

In the past three months alone, Lebau & Neuworth attorneys have helped more than 25 Maryland-based waiters and waitresses get back wages owed to them by their restaurant employers.

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Know the New Tip Pooling Rules for Tipped Employees

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employer is permitted to pay a reduced hourly wage to tipped employees, provided they receive enough tips to bring hourly wages to the federal minimum wage.

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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 Battles Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, is the federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on gender, race, national origin and color. Federal courts recently have had to rule on when the ban on gender discrimination encompasses discrimination involving sexual orientation.

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Attorney Richard Neuworth Selected for Prominent “Leadership in Law” Recognition

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth has been named to the prestigious “2018 Leadership in Law” roll, which distinguishes select regional attorneys who are “outstanding leaders in the law.”

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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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