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Guarding Against Discrimination in Physician Compensation in Maryland

Lebau & Neuworth attorneys have expertise in representing physicians in Maryland and elsewhere in research, academic and clinician roles.

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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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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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Noncompete Agreements for Low-Wage Workers Banned in Maryland as of Oct. 1

A new law in Maryland that prevents employers from entering into noncompete agreements with employees who earn $15 per hour or less or $31,000 annually went into effect on October 1, 2019.

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Maryland Court Holds a Non-Compete is Unenforceable

In Maryland, non-compete agreements are enforceable if the agreements are reasonable. However, if the scope and/or duration are unreasonable or the non-compete agreement causes an undue hardship on the employee, the agreement may be unenforceable.

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Fourth Circuit Issues Important False Claims Act Decision

In US ex rel. Badr v. Triple Canopy, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, issued an important decision regarding the Federal False Claims Act (FCA).

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Non-Competes Stink but Can Be Enforced In Maryland

In Maryland, non-competes and non-solicitation provisions can be enforced. However, a Maryland court will not enforce every non-compete and/or non-solicitation agreement.

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Enforcing Arbitration Agreements – Not So Fast In Maryland Federal Court

Posted on August 22, 2016 in Agreements & Negotiations

Arbitration agreements are unfair and undermine employee rights, and because of that, employers embrace them. But a recent Maryland federal court has slowed down the rush in enforcing unreasonable, employer-mandated arbitration agreements.

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CVS Lawsuit: Why the EEOC Is Taking Action Against The Company's Severance Agreements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just issued a press release about its recently filed lawsuit against CVS. Just what is at stake in the CVS lawsuit? The employer’s overly broad severance agreements that try to prevent employees talking amongst themselves about discrimination: Read More

Employees Beware - Confidentiality Agreements Matter

Posted on November 5, 2012 in Agreements & Negotiations
Employees need to be aware and concerned about confidential provisions in settlement agreements – they can come back and bite you. A recent case decided by a district court in the Fourth Circuit is an important reminder to employees that promises of silence matter. Read More

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