Montgomery County, Maryland is among a growing number of local jurisdictions across the country seeking to fill perceived gaps in protections for employees where federal or state legislators are gridlocked and unable to do so.Read More
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As the New Year begins, employers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. need to make sure that hourly employees are being paid at least the correct minimum wages. In Maryland, that will mean $8.00 an hour beginning New Year’s Day. In the District of Columbia, the minimum wage will be $10.50 an hour, effective July 1, 2015. These increases affect not just regular hourly pay but also any overtime pay.Read More
Montgomery County’s new “ban the box” law goes into effect on January 1, 2015, and does far more than simply banning the box. The law, which was enacted by the Montgomery County Council on October 28, 2014, will place significant limitations on how most employers in the County may inquire about, and use, information related to an applicant’s criminal history.Read More
This is a bit of a trick question. The short answer is no. If a worker is correctly classified as an independent contractor, the worker is not a “covered employee” under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act and the employer is not liable for the worker’s on-the-job injuries.Read More
The Court of Appeals of Maryland, in Spacesaver Systems, Inc. v. Adam, has held that an employment agreement which contained a “for cause” termination provision, no durational provision, and no “at-will” provision, constitutes a “continuous for-cause” contract.Read More