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Pregnancy Complications as a Disability & Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation

Pregnancy Complications as a Disability & Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation

The law now dictates that pregnancy, by itself, does not constitute a disability protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, as shown in the recent case of Kande v. Dimensions Health  Corp., an employee’s pregnancy-related complications can rise to the level of a protected disability under the ADA.

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Richard Neuworth Receives Award for Excellence in Employment Advocacy

Richard Neuworth Receives Award for Excellence in Employment Advocacy

Posted on January 6, 2021 in Employee Rights, Employment Law

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth recevied the Julie Martin-Korb award for excellence in employment advocacy on December 4, 2020, at the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) annual convention.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Whistleblowing Issues in The Post-Covid Environment

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Whistleblowing Issues in The Post-Covid Environment

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth made a presentation for the Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section on November 18, 2020, regarding the issues of Whistleblowing in The Post-Covid Environment.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: COVID-19 and Its Effect on Social Security Disability Cases

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: COVID-19 and Its Effect on Social Security Disability Cases

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth delivered a presentation on COVID-19 and Social Security disability cases to the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives on October 30, 2020, at its national convention.

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Important to Properly Determine Who is an “Employer” Under Maryland Wage Payment Laws

Important to Properly Determine Who is an “Employer” Under Maryland Wage Payment Laws

If you are owed wages and want to sue your employer, you need to make sure your lawyers sue all the parties who can be liable as an “employer,” including individuals.

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Montgomery County Expands Implication and Application of ‘Harassment’

Montgomery County Expands Implication and Application of ‘Harassment’

The Montgomery County Council recently enacted a law that greatly expands the legal designations of the terms “harassment” and “sexual harassment” used in the County’s anti-discrimination law.

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Maryland’s 'Equal Pay for Equal Work Law' adds Anti-Retaliation Amendment

Maryland’s 'Equal Pay for Equal Work Law' adds Anti-Retaliation Amendment

New amendments to Maryland’s Equal Pay For Equal Work Law went into effect on October 1, 2020.  Among other things, the law prohibits employers from paying employees of a certain sex or gender identity less than other employees because of their sex or gender identity.

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Addressing Employee Benefits as Affected by COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Addressing Employee Benefits as Affected by COVID-19

Specializing in employement law and employee rights, the Law Firm of Lebau & Neuworth is specifically qualified to address Employee Benefits and the manner in which they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Partner Attorney Richard Neuworth Addresses Bar Association on Taxes and Employment Law

Partner Attorney Richard Neuworth Addresses Bar Association on Taxes and Employment Law

Posted on October 1, 2020 in Employment Law, Taxes

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth was recently given the honor of making a presentation on "Taxes and Employment Law" during a conference hosted on October 5 by the Maryland State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, at the University of  Baltimore Law School.

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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.

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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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