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Additional Means for Combating Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on July 25, 2016 in Discrimination & Harassment, Employee Rights

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a report of its “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace,” the purpose of which was to move beyond the legal arena and gain insights into preventing workplace harassment from the worlds of social science and practitioners on the ground.

Lebau & Neuworth found the report extremely interesting and insightful, and we want to share a few items with you.

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Reassignment as Reasonable Accommodation under Maryland Law

Posted on July 8, 2016 in Disability Benefits, Employee Rights

Recently in Peninsula Regional Medical Center v. Adkins, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Maryland’s highest court, clarified what it means to be a qualified individual with a disability. In the case, the plaintiff, Tracy Adkins, sued her employer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), under the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) for “intentional disability discrimination based on actual disability, intentional disability discrimination based on being regarded as having a disability, and failure to accommodate.”

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How The Defend Trade Secrets Act Affects Employees

Posted on July 1, 2016 in Employee Rights

President Obama recently signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which allows companies to sue in Federal court for alleged trade-secret theft.

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Leave as a Reasonable Accomodation

Posted on July 1, 2016 in Disability Benefits, Employee Rights

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) allows an employee unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation, unless providing unpaid leave would cause an employer undue hardship. However, how much leave is reasonable is a complex issue for employees and employers alike. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued a new resource document to help provide guidance on common issues such as intermittent leave, extended leave and how much leave is reasonable. While there are many important topics in the new resource, employees should be aware of the following key points.

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Ban the Box in Baltimore City

Posted on June 23, 2016 in Employee Rights

Baltimore City is one of more than 100 cities in the United States that has a “ban the box” ordinance, a law that prohibits a hiring employer from asking an applicant if he or she has a criminal record.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed into law Baltimore’s “Ban the Box” ordinance in August 2015.

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White House Acts To Protect Workers On Federal Contracts

President Obama signed an executive order last month requiring companies with government contracts to disclose all labor and employment law violations during the last three years and for U.S. agencies to consider this record when awarding government contracts. The new order is called the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Read More

Should You Get Paid for Your Work Drive/Ride Time?

If you use an employer-provided vehicle for your commute, you may be entitled to payment for your travel time. The Employee Commuting Flexibility Act (ECFA) requires that employers pay employees for time spent commuting in employer vehicles unless the use of the employer’s vehicle was... Read More

Work Rights You May Not Know You Have: Protected Activity

Posted on June 29, 2014 in Employee Rights
Lebau & Neuworth has been closely monitoring two recent decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that highlight the protections provided to workers under the National Labor Relations Act but are often overlooked and under-appreciated. Importantly, a worker does not have to be a union member to benefit from these legal protections. Read More

Baltimore City Bans Criminal Background Checks for Initial Job Applicants

Posted on June 9, 2014 in Employee Rights
Baltimore City recently passed a new law preventing employers within city limits from making inquiries about a job applicant’s criminal record or background before offering that person a “conditional” job offer. Read More

Truckers, Know Your Rights: Overtime & the Motor Carrier Act

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Employee Rights
Truckers who cross state lines or who transport goods that cross state lines may have no right to overtime pay under federal law and some state laws. Read More
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