June 21st, 2022

DC Bill Banning Employers from Firing Workers for Marijuana Use Awaits Mayor’s Signature

On June 7, 2022, the Washington, D.C. city council unanimously passed the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022.   The bill, still awaiting the mayor’s signature, bans private-sector employers in Washington, D.C. from firing workers…

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April 21st, 2022

New Maryland Law Providing Paid Family Leave

Maryland, by an override of Governor Larry Hogan’s veto, just enacted the Time to Care Act, which establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. Under this new law, eligible employees will receive 12 weeks of…

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covid vaccine mandate

September 27th, 2021

What President Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means for Employers

UPDATE: On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked enforcement of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which would have required all employers with 100 or more employees covered by OSHA’s rules and regulations,…

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Notice of Montgomery County Wage Increase

July 1st, 2021

Minimum Wage Increases As Of July 1, 2021

As of July 1, 2021, Montgomery County’s minimum wage will increase as part of the annual adjustments set out in County Code 27-68. The amount of the increase will depend on the size of the…

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Maryland State House

May 14th, 2021

Montgomery County Enacts New Standard in Harassment Cases

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had previously issued guidelines, which applied to all employers, stating that employers “should provide [harassment prevention] training to its employees to ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities.”…

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May 12th, 2021

Top 5 Tips for Getting Back to Business in a Vaccinated World

Navigating the COVID aftermath is the next big hurdle businesses must face. As owners, management teams and HR departments work through the return of employees to an in-person work environment and restrictions begin to be…

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collaboration desk

January 19th, 2021

District of Columbia Passes New Law Banning Non-Competes

On January 11, 2021, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law District of Columbia’s new Ban on Non-Competes Agreement Amendment Act of 2020 (the Act). The Act is not yet effective and will become effective after…

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December 14th, 2020

31 Stein Sperling Attorneys Named to 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers List

Stein Sperling is proud to announce 31 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list, including attorneys on the Top 10, Top 50, and Top 100 lists. A…

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Maryland State Flag Laws

October 26th, 2020

How Maryland’s Mini-WARN law differs from the federal law

Effective October 1, 2020, most Maryland employers with 50 or more employees must now provide 60 days advance written notice to its employees in the event of a “reduction in operations.” A “reduction in operations”…

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Restaurant after Covid

September 21st, 2020

Reopening Business in the Time of COVID-19: Virginia Passes New Mandated Safety Standards for Business

As businesses start reopening, there remains substantial confusion and concern about maintaining the safety of the business’ workforce and the public. To help address these concerns, the Commonwealth of Virginia recently issued first-in-the-nation emergency guidance…

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