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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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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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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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While a 2010 Maryland case raised questions as to the extent of protections for LLC members, a more recent 2013 case provides some measure of reassurance that Maryland remains averse to holding members liable in the absence of fraud. Maryland statutory law states, “no [LLC] member shall be personally liable for the obligations of the…

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The first stop for any employment claim involving most financial services companies is arbitration governed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), which has its own procedures. Mandatory arbitration controls all employment disputes between FINRA member businesses and their employees who are registered with FINRA. FINRA is an independent regulatory agency that protects investors by…

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Cloud computing continues to grow in popularity as a plausible alternative to traditional methods of controlling information technology. Cloud computing is essentially the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data rather than on a local server or personal computer. In using cloud computing, end…

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