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EEOC Announces Employment Discrimination Data For 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that in 2018, it recovered $505 million for employment discrimination victims in the private sector, state and local government and federal workplaces.

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Lactation Accommodations are Now Mandatory in Baltimore City

Baltimore City employers with two or more full-time equivalent employees are now required to provide lactation accommodations for breastfeeding employees -- including a reasonable break period and location to breastfeed or express breast milk.

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Unlocking Hidden Value in Workers Compensation Cases

Lebau & Neuworth attorney Richard Neuworth had the honor recently of making a special presentation to the Maryland Association of Justice about "Unlocking Hidden Value in Workers' Compensation Cases.

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Maryland’s Minimum Wage is on The Rise Again

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Maryland lawmakers successfully overrode a veto by Governor Larry Hogan to block a bill increasing the minimum wage in Maryland.

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No Magic Words Required For FMLA Leave

If you are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you are entitled to take an unpaid, job-protected leave from work for several different reasons, including if you suffer from a serious health condition.

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It was Another Big Year for Whistleblowers & The False Claims Act

The federal False Claims Act (F.C.A.) creates liability for any person who knowingly submits or causes another person to submit a false claim to the government to get a false claim paid by the government.

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'Slut-Shaming' At Work Is Unlawful Gender Discrimination

Some women have long had to endure accusations, rumors innuendos that they have “slept” their way to the top by having sex with their bosses.

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Disability Discrimination vs. The Essential Functions of Performing a Job

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that an employer must provide reasonable accommodations for an employee to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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Age Discrimination is Alive and Well

New data analysis shows that more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.

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You Are Not Disabled Just Because Your Employer Thinks You Are

One broad protection afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act is that a worker can be unlawfully discriminated against even if he or she is not actually disabled.

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