Archive for October 2013

Maryland Passes Law Requiring Employers To Accommodate Pregnancy-Related Disabilities

In May 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the “Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Act,” which requires Maryland employers to provide reasonable accommodations to women suffering from pregnancy-related disabilities.  See Md. Code Ann. State Gov’t §§20-601, et seq.  The Act applies to all employers with at least fifteen employees for each working day in…

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Protecting Against Mechanic’s Liens

The Maryland Mechanic’s Lien law allows contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to bring claims directly against an owner of residential or commercial property, provided that the claimant meets certain procedural and substantive qualifications.  Additionally, Maryland contract law does not allow a contractor or subcontractor to waive their right to file a mechanic’s lien, even if the…

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Legislative Roundup: New Maryland Laws Affecting Employers

This year, in addition to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Act and the Military Deployment Leave Law (which are discussed elsewhere in the blog), Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law two bills affecting employees’ rights.  The first bill provided even more force to the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law, while the second introduced a new…

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A New Era For Healthcare

For nearly 40 years, Maryland has done things differently when it comes to health care.  Ours is the only state that sets the rates hospitals can charge for the services they provide. It is now being dramatically updated for a new era of care.  For forty (40) years, hospitals have been paid to treat patients…

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Leave Laws: D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires certain employers to provide unpaid leave to employees who have serious medical conditions or who must care for family members with such conditions, or care for newborns, newly adopted children, or recently placed foster children.  See 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq.  State laws, however, also…

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Client Spotlight: Adams Design Group Top 100 MBE

Congratulations to Derrick Adams of the Adams Design Group, LLC on being selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) of 2013 List.   The Top MBE Awards honor the minority and women entrepreneurs that fuel the nation’s economy through innovation and dedication.  Chosen from Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Top 100…

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FINRA Arbitration for Defamatory Form U5 Statements

Mandatory FINRA arbitration controls all employment disputes between FINRA member businesses and their employees that are registered with FINRA.  The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is an independent regulatory agency that protects investors by ensuring that its member firms operate fairly and in accordance with federal securities laws and regulations.  FINRA has established an arbitration…

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Sisi ni Amani Event: October 30th

Please join us for a cocktail reception in support of Sisi ni Amani (We are Peace) Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory Historic Druid Hill Park3100 Swann DriveBaltimore, MD 21217 The Event is free to attend, however space is limited. Please RSVP by October 18, 2013 to Cassandra…

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