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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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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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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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