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Employment Law

Unpaid Interns a Costly Mistake for Employers?

With the 2008 recession creating a fiercely competitive job market that is still affecting recent college graduates, unpaid internships have become increasingly common as job seekers are willing to forego pay in order to gain experience, references, or anything else that might provide an advantage in finding future employment.

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Employment Law

Another Setback for NLRB Recess Appointments

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) received yet another setback from a federal appellate court on May 16, 2013 as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, ruling in NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation, became the second federal appellate court to hold that President Obama’s appointments to the NLRB violated the U.S. Constitution’s Recess Appointment Clause.

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Employment Law

D.C. Circuit Strikes Down NLRB Poster Requirement

On the heels of its ruling that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has lacked a quorum to act since January 3, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit again last week rebuked the NLRB by holding that it lacks the authority to require employers to post a notification of employees’ unionization rights on their premises and websites.

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Employment Law

New Employment Laws Likely in Maryland

2013 has so far been a busy year for the Maryland legislature. While many of the higher profile legislative items - gun control, repealing the death penalty, and medical marijuana - may not have a major effect on businesses operating in Maryland, others will effect the ever-changing employment law landscape. Paley Rothman’s Employment Law Group continues to be committed to analyzing and helping clients understand and react appropriately to the latest changes to Maryland’s employment laws.

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Employment Law

D.C. Circuit Invalidates NLRB Recess Appointments

In a groundbreaking decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that President Obama’s three “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012 were unconstitutional. This decision will have a dramatic practical impact on the field of labor law, which increasingly affects non-union employers, because it leaves the NLRB without a quorum and casts doubt on every one of its actions since January 4, 2012.

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