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The Baltimore employment law attorneys at Bowie & Jensen explain what hiring managers are and are not legally allowed to ask during an interview. The hiring process is strewn with legal landmines that must be avoided by confining questions to subjects that actually should have a proper bearing on deciding whether to hire an individual. …

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The Towson business attorneys at Bowie & Jensen serve as counsel to a Baltimore-based company during a multi-million dollar funding transaction.   (Towson, MD) Bowie & Jensen recently represented a service and technology company in a complex multi-tiered transaction involving equity investment, asset based lending, and SBA guaranteed mezzanine lending to fund two acquisitions, one…

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The Maryland Daily Record recently ran an article interviewing one of Bowie and Jensen’s clients, David Noel of Workforce Tactix.  Workforce Tactix, Inc. is an independent insurance brokerage and consulting firm in Sparks, Maryland. A recent Daily Record article interviewed David Noel, president of the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters and vice president of sales at Workforce…

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The Maryland Daily Record recently ran an article spotlighting one of Bowie and Jensen’s clients, Localist. Localist was founded by Myke Nahorniak and Nate Mook to provide an online calendar of events in every city so that local events at hole-in-the-wall places would no longer be a privileged secret of savvy socialites.    The idea evolved over time,…

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The employment law attorneys at Bowie & Jensen explain personnel policies in relation to dress codes. As the end of what has been a brutal winter nears, Marylanders are ready to welcome milder weather by trading corduroys for khakis and sweaters for polo shirts. Many employers have implemented or may consider implementing office dress codes…

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The employment law attorneys at Bowie & Jensen explain what hiring managers can and cannot ask a job candidate’s references. Until several years ago, employers could expect to get important information about job applicants’ skill, integrity, work habits, personality, and attendance by asking their prior employers for a reference.  Employees, however, successfully cut off the…

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“Made in the USA” is an advertising claim that appeals to many American consumers as patriotic and as a stimulus to the American economy. In making such claims, however, manufacturers and marketers should take care to comply with regulatory standards for the truthfulness of any “Made in USA” labeling. A basic tenet of advertising law…

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A recent presidential order is likely to bring major changes in how employees are classified as qualifying for overtime pay, or as being exempt from it. The current rules, drafted when many employees were easily characterized as blue collar workers in manufacturing, will be updated to apply to the current, more service-oriented employment economy. The…

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The Maryland Home Improvement Law (“MHIL”) protects homeowners from unlicensed home improvement contractors, but it affords no such protections between contractors, such as an when an unlicensed subcontractor works for a licensed general contractor. The MHIL requires any contractor “who performs or offers or agrees to perform a home improvement for an owner” to first…

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Your business document retention practices may come into unwanted scrutiny in a lawsuit, with consequences that shift the odds against you. Among your emails to and from your company email address, your wastepaper baskets, the files in your desk, the files in the metal cabinets down the hall, the texts on your company iPhone, the…

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