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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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Employment law can be complicated, and understanding laws between candidates and potential employers requires diligent research and preparation. Here, the Maryland employment law attorneys at Bowie & Jensen explain what hiring managers can and cannot ask a job candidate’s references, and how these laws can impact employment. Recent Changes in Maryland Employment Law Until several…

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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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Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have significant implications for employers of all different sizes. As these begin to take effect, though sometimes subject to postponement, it is time for employers to become familiar with them. Below are some of the essential points of the ACA for employers to know. Before delving into…

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Bowie & Jensen has Seven Super Lawyers Congratulations to Mark Jensen, Robert Bowie, Jr., Matt Hjortsberg, Michael Siri, Josh Glikin, Priscilla Carroll, and William McComas on their inclusions to the 2014 Super Lawyers.  They have been selected by their peers based on a rigorous, multi-phased selection process.  A special congratulations to Matt Hjortsberg on his…

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Understanding police and emergency situations can prevent legal troubles.  Emergency and other police matters involving tenants can represent difficult situations for residential landlords, and can potentially lead to legal issues if not properly handled. A landlord will want to be cognizant of instances when permitting emergency personnel and law enforcement entry into leased apartments may…

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