In August 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in Butler v. Drive Automotive Industries of America, Inc., wherein it expressly adopted the “joint employment doctrine” for cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Late last month, the Fourth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in the case of Greene v. Harris Corporation that dealt with the 9-part joint employer test it adopted in Butler.Read More
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In the waning days of the legislative session, the Maryland Legislature enacted legislation addressing gender identity and making significant changes in the way employers will have to prove that pay differences are not discriminatory. The bill is awaiting signature by the Governor.Read More
Upon a person’s death, he or she would expect the Personal Representative (i.e. Executor) named in the Will to gain access to his or her bank accounts and private financial information. The law is not so clear with respect to the authority which may be granted to a Personal Representative or other fiduciary over digital accounts.Read More
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit serves to once again remind employers of the dangers of treating an employee unfairly simply because he or she engaged in protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.Read More
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Montgomery County joined the growing number of jurisdictions (including the District of Columbia) that require employers to provide employees with paid sick leave.Read More