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In Maryland, and in many other states, it is the builder’s responsibility to ensure any structure meets all applicable building codes, regardless of the language of a contract.  Construction contracts in Maryland automatically include the local law where the work is to be preformed, meaning that county building codes are automatically part of a contract,…

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A recent Maryland high-court decision has expanded liability under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (“Wage Payment Act”) to individual officers, directors, stockholders and supervisors who exert sufficient control over the employment relationship. In Campusano v. Lusitano Construction LLC, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland discussed the “economic reality test”, which is historically…

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A limited liability company (LLC) does just that; it limits the  liability of the business’s owners. This means that with limited exceptions, liability for the actions of the LLC can only be satisfied from the assets of the LLC. Personal holdings and assets of the individual  owners and officers are protected so long as the…

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The Maryland Daily Record may have said it best in an article that stated “two companies could be headed for a high noon showdown in U.S. District Court over copyright infringement on engraved firearm parts.”      In a federal lawsuit that made recent headlines in Maryland’s premier business and legal newspaper, Bowie & Jensen LLC is…

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The construction industry is getting ready to awake from winter hibernation. Longer daytime hours and warmer weather also marks the beginning on various construction projects,   Unfortunately,  Mother Nature does not always cooperate with even the best planned construction schedules. April showers bring May flowers, as well as delay claims.  The construction industry must address the…

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Many employers may be surprised to learn that their personnel policies and procedures may actually violate the National Labor Relations Act, especially if they operate in a union-free environment.  Here are the top concerns employers should be made aware of in 2013.  Employee Manual Language Under the National Labor Relations Act (NRLA), non-union employees have…

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