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Failure to Renew Employment Contracts Can Be Wrongful Termination

Failure to Renew Employment Contracts Can Be Wrongful Termination

Recently, the Court of Special Appeals held that failing to renew an employment contract may create a wrongful termination claim under Maryland law. This is an important case for contractual employees in Maryland because it reminds employers that they can potentially be held liable for failing to renew employment contracts for reasons that violate Maryland’s public policy, including because of race, sex, disability or in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim.

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Tech Giant IBM Can’t Defraud Salesperson by Capping Commissions

Tech Giant IBM Can’t Defraud Salesperson by Capping Commissions

A salesperson’s claims against the tech giant IBM were reinstated recently by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals -- despite language in the commission plan document that stated IBM reserved the right to adjust the plan’s terms.

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L&N Partner Provides Social Security Disability Presentation to The Federal Bar Association

L&N Partner Provides Social Security Disability Presentation to The Federal Bar Association

Recently, Lebau and Neuworth partner Richard Neuworth gave a presentation to the Federal Bar Association on several of the latest developments concerning Social Security disability law.

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Maryland Workers Entitled to Advanced Notice in Large Layoffs

Maryland Workers Entitled to Advanced Notice in Large Layoffs

Beginning on October, 1, 2020, Maryland employers are required to give their employees 60 days advance notice prior to enacting a “reduction in operations.”

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Updated EEOC COVID-19 Preparedness Guidance Focuses on ADA

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Updated EEOC COVID-19 Preparedness Guidance Focuses on ADA

On March 21, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, updated its guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: When Working From Home, Employers Must Reimburse For Expenses

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: When Working From Home, Employers Must Reimburse For Expenses

Many workers now have the option of working from home or have been told that they have to work from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: If You are Laid Off, Make Sure You Get Paid What You are Entitled

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: If You are Laid Off, Make Sure You Get Paid What You are Entitled

If you work in Maryland and have been laid off because of the Coronavirus pandemic, in addition to Maryland Unemployment Benefits, you are entitled to certain protections in getting the wages owed to you.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act  Becomes Law

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Becomes Law

The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act becomes law on April 2, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020. Congress acted quickly in passing the law during the Coronavirus pandemic. We at Lebau & Neuworth are available to listen to you and see if we can protect your job rights, including those under all laws pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Questions about Maryland Unemployment Benefits Answered

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Questions about Maryland Unemployment Benefits Answered

If you need to apply for Maryland unemployment benefits because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland Department of Labor just issued important guidance about your rights for unemployment benefits needed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance is in the form of questions and answers and is expected to be updated regularly.

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L&N Attorney's Article on Non-Disparagement & Confidentiality Provisions Should be Studied by All

L&N Attorney's Article on Non-Disparagement & Confidentiality Provisions Should be Studied by All

Lebau & Nueworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth recently wrote an article for all civil practitioners in Maryland on the subject of avoiding pitfalls in settlement agreement that contain non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions.

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Employers Can’t Avoid Overtime Wages by Playing Dumb

Employers Can’t Avoid Overtime Wages by Playing Dumb

Recently in Richardson et al. v. Alliance Residential Company, the U.S. District Court for Maryland was asked to review and clarify its ruling in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case.

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