Legal Alert:  Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

1.22.2018

In March of 2017, Maryland's General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (the "Act").

Legal Alert:  Expansion of Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

10.24.2016

A recent expansion of Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act took effect on October 1, 2016.  The new law prohibits unequal pay based on sex or gender identity and creates new wage transparency rules.

Legal Alert:  Montgomery County Sick and Safe Leave Law

9.20.2016

Effective October 1, 2016, all private businesses operating in Montgomery County that employ 1 or more persons in the County must provide employees (excluding those who do not have regular work schedules or who regularly work less than eight hours per week) with one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked in the County.

Legal Alert:  FLSA Salary Rule Changes

8.3.2016

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor published final regulations to increase the minimum salary requirements for most exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The new regulations are scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.

Legal Alert:  Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

5.3.2016

On April 25th, CMS released the long-awaited final Medicaid Managed Care Regulations, which will be published in the Federal Register on May 5th and codified at 42 C.F.R. Part 438.

Legal Alert: AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown and the Property Tax Exemption for Non-Profits

10.27.2015

The New Jersey Tax Court’s recent decision to deny a property tax exemption for Morristown Memorial Hospital has some non-profits concerned about the continued exemption of their properties from burdensome taxes.

Legal Alert:   House Bills 571 and 934

7.1.2015

Covered institutions of higher education should review their sexual assault policies, begin to pursue agreements with law enforcement and sexual assault victims’ groups, and prepare to develop and administer sexual assault surveys. Covered institutions of postsecondary education also should ensure that they are not requiring or requesting access to students’ personal electronic accounts.

Legal Alert:  U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Maryland's Double Income Tax As Unconstitutional

5.26.2015

This week the US Supreme Court in Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne  ruled in favor of the  Wynnes -- Maryland residents and shareholders of a Subchapter S corporation -- by finding that Maryland’s taxation policy created the risk of double taxation and, therefore, violated the US Constitution by discriminating against interstate commerce.

Legal Alert:  Maryland Parental Leave Act (PLA) – Employers with 15-49 employees

9.16.2014

Effective October 1, 2014, the Maryland Parental Leave Act (“PLA”) will entitle eligible employees to take a maximum of six workweeks of unpaid parental leave in a twelve-month period for the birth of a child of the employee or the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care.

Legal Alert: Ban the Box Ordinance

5.30.2014

Effective August 13, 2014, certain employers in the City of Baltimore will be prohibited from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to extending a conditional offer of employment.