News & Insight

Maryland’s New Parental Leave Law Takes Effect October 1

September 26, 2014

Starting October 1, 2014, small employers in Maryland (those employing 15-49 employees) will be required to provide employees with unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the Maryland Parental Leave Act (“MPLA”).  Pursuant to the MPLA,

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Recovering from Employee Theft through Fidelity Insurance

September 26, 2014

Recent trends show an increase in employee theft and fraud over the past few years, with potentially devastating consequences.  According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S. organizations lose about 7% of annual revenues to fraud.  Moreover, the median

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State Contractors: Joint Liability under Maryland’s Prevailing Wage Law

September 26, 2014

Maryland’s Prevailing Wage Law, governs, among other things, an employee’s rate of pay, working hours, and other employer obligations on construction projects for which the state expends more than $500,000, and when state public funds cover 50% or more of

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Federal Contractors: ACA Mandated Group Health Plan Coverage May Not Qualify as Fringe Benefits under Service Contract Act

September 26, 2014

The Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires large employers (i.e., those employing at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees) to offer group health plan coverage to their full-time employees.  As many federal contractors know,

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Limits to Enhanced Damages under Maryland’s Wage Law: Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver, Inc. (2014)

September 26, 2014

Maryland employers are particularly wary of employee wage claims because Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law (“WPCL”) provides for enhanced damages (i.e., three times the amount of withheld wages) and attorney’s fees to a prevailing plaintiff in certain situations. However,

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Contractual Language that can Inadvertently Destroy “At-Will” Employment: Spacesaver Sys., Inc. v. Adam (2014)

September 26, 2014

Recently, the Maryland Court of Appeals discussed a new restraint on the State’s “at-will” employment doctrine, one that is triggered by language commonly found in employment agreements.  Specifically, the Court held that an employment contract clause providing that the employee

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Mark T. Jensen Elected to Board of Directors at Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc

September 25, 2014

Mark T. Jensen, co-founder and partner at Bowie & Jensen LLC, was recently elected to the Board of Directors at Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc., the captive insurance company for MedStar Health, Inc. Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc. insures the

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Mark Jensen Appointed as Chairman of the Board at the Maryland Hospital Association

August 29, 2014

Mark Jensen, co-founder and partner at Bowie & Jensen, was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board at the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA). Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, MHA represents every hospital in the state and serves as the advocate before

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Bowie & Jensen’s "Best Lawyers in America"

August 19, 2014

Bowie & Jensen, LLC would like to congratulate Matthew Hjortsberg, Michael Siri, Mark Jensen, and William McComas on being selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication. They have been selected by their peers

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J. Nicole Windsor Recognized in Baltimore SmartCEO’s 2014 Power Players Awards Finalists

July 9, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD July 7, 2014- J. Nicole Windsor has been announced as a finalist in the 2014 Power Player Awards by Baltimore’s SmartCEO. Finalists were selected for their leadership, accomplishments, innovation and business acumen. Power Players represent the brightest lawyers,

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