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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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Maryland, Lebau & Neuworth Protect Employees from Unfair Non-Compete Agreements

Maryland, Lebau & Neuworth Protect Employees from Unfair Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements were originally intended to prevent employees from unfairly taking specialized knowledge or skills learned from one employer and using that knowledge for the benefit of their direct competitors.

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Lebau & Neuworth Applaud EEOC Battle Priorities Against Workplace Discrimination

Lebau & Neuworth Applaud EEOC Battle Priorities Against Workplace Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon recently released strategic priorities on which it seeks to focus in the year 2020, including combating discrimination in the workplace.

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Lebau & Neuworth Present DoJ’s False Claims Cases Data For FY 2019

Lebau & Neuworth Present DoJ’s False Claims Cases Data For FY 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it recovered more than $3 billion from False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2019.

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District of Columbia Enacts New Paid Family Leave Law

District of Columbia Enacts New Paid Family Leave Law

On February 1, 2020, the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of Employment Services released a new mandatory Paid Family Leave Employee Notice.

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Lebau & Neuworth Presents EEOC’s Enforcement & Litigation Data For FY 2019

Lebau & Neuworth Presents EEOC’s Enforcement & Litigation Data For FY 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its enforcement and litigation statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. The FY 2019 saw the lowest number of charges filed with the EEOC in over 20 years.

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Article in Maryland Bar Periodical by partner Richard Neuworth Addresses Elderly & Employment Law

Article in Maryland Bar Periodical by partner Richard Neuworth Addresses Elderly & Employment Law

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Employee Rights, Employment Law, Social Security

Lebau and Neuworth partner Richard Neuworth had just published an article addressing “The Elderly, Employment Law, and Federal Benefits” in the recent Maryland Bar Journal.

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Disabled Workers Score Big In ADA Victory during Disability Awareness Month

Disabled Workers Score Big In ADA Victory during Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month, which appropriately coincides with a recent Maryland federal court decision that cements the rights of disabled workers and the obligations on an employer to provide reasonable accommodation.

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New Overtime Rule could Benefit 1.3-Million White-Collar Employees

New Overtime Rule could Benefit 1.3-Million White-Collar Employees

A final rule recently announced by the DOL changes the minimum salary requirement for white-collar employees who are exempt and need not be paid overtime for workweeks in which they work more than 40 hours.

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L&N Attorney Stephen Lebau Presents at E.E.O.C. Training Session

L&N Attorney Stephen Lebau Presents at E.E.O.C. Training Session

Posted on October 22, 2019 in Employee Benefits, Employee Rights, Employment Law

Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Stephen Lebau was chosen by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Baltimore, Maryland, field office to participate in a panel of three lawyers and speak on the topic “The Future of Human Resources is Today.”

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Forbes Quotes L&N Partner Richard Neuworth on Health Care Costs & Social Security

Forbes Quotes L&N Partner Richard Neuworth on Health Care Costs & Social Security

Recently, Forbes magazine, a preeminent American business publication, featured Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth in an article focusing on healthcare costs and social security. Richard was cited in the magazine as an expert in employee benefits.

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