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August 15, 2019

Seventeen Paley Rothman Attorneys Selected to 2020 Best Lawyers in America

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 17 lawyers have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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Events

September 12, 2019

Risk in the Climate Crisis: Breaking the Policy Gridlock and Insuring for Impact

Robert Shulman hosted a webinar through the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys and relevant to our areas of practice.

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Stand Alone HRAs, Employer Payment Plans and the ACA’s Most Overlooked Employer Penalty

Employers that currently sponsor employer payment plans or standalone health reimbursement agreements, which likely violate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), are running the risk of being liable for an excise tax of $100 per day, per plan participant.

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Local Jurisdictions are Beating the Drum to “Ban the Box”

On January 1, 2015 and January 3, 2015, respectively, Montgomery County and Prince George's County became the second and third jurisdictions in Maryland (in addition to Baltimore City) to have laws restricting when and how a private employer can inquire about, and use, information related to a job applicant's criminal history.

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NLRB Rules that Employees may use Employer E-mail System to Engage in Concerted Activity

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that employees who are granted access to their employer's e-mail system for business purposes are generally entitled to use these work e-mail systems to engage in discussions about the terms and conditions of their employment while on non-working time.

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EEOC Loses a Fourth Circuit Case on Background Checks

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Freeman, No. 13-2365, 2015 WL 728038 (4th Cir. Feb. 20, 2015) deals with the EEOC position on background checks.

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SCOTUS Rules That ERISA Fiduciaries Have Distinct Liability For Duty To Monitor Plan Investments

In a recent decision that has surely unnerved many retirement plan fiduciaries, the Supreme Court, in the case of Tibble v. Edison International et al., No. 13-550, 2015 WL 2340845 (May 18, 2015), weighed in on the issue of whether a retirement plan fiduciary can be held liable for retaining an imprudently selected investment after the statute of limitation has run from the date of the initial selection of the investment.

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