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Unpaid Damages in Overtime Cases can Amount to Three Times What is Owed

Maryland and federal laws require the prompt payment of overtime-eligible employees – and the consequences for employers that fail to do so can be severe. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal overtime law, an employer that fails to pay required overtime can be responsible for two times the amount owed, as well as attorney fees and costs incurred by the work involved in filing a lawsuit.

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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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New Harassment Law Amendments Promise More Protections For Maryland Employees

Good news came for Maryland employees when the amendments to the state’s workplace harassment prohibitions took effect on October 1, 2019.

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Partners Richard Neuworth and Steven Lebau Again Named to 'Best Lawyers' List

For another consecutive year, Richard Neuworth and Stephen Lebau of Lebau & Neuworth, LLC, have again been listed on the "Best Lawyers" listing in 2020.

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Lebau & Neuworth named a Best Lawyers "Tier 1" Firm by Best Lawyers for 2020

Posted on August 26, 2019 in Employee Rights, Employment Law

The Law Firm of Lebau & Neuworth LLC has been named a 2020 Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" by the U.S. News - Best Lawyers ranking.

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Lebau & Neuworth Partner Speaks to National Body on Supreme Court Social Security Decisions

As a featured speaker at the American Association for Justice 2019 Annual Convention, Lebau & Neuworth partner attorney Richard Neuworth addressed thousands of attendees on decisions made by the Supreme Court in 2018 and 2019 that affect Social Security disability cases.

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Supreme Court to Decide on Gay & Transgender Employment Rights, Already Protected by Maryland Law

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear three cases concerning whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title VII, protects gay and transgender person from workplace discrimination.

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New Rights and Protections For D.C. Tipped Employees

If you a tip-earning employee in the District of Columbia, your employer will have to comply with the new notice, reporting and training requirements stipulated under the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018.

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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.

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