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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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Learning Pod

August 28th, 2020

What Every Family Needs to Know When Starting a Nanny Share or Learning Pod

As the new school year dawns, families are looking for creative ways to educate, entertain and care for their children while at the same time providing a safe environment for them to socialize and learn.…

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Covid Employment Interview

June 30th, 2020

Andrew Schwartz Speaks on PPP Loan Forgiveness & Legal Considerations as Employees Return to Work

Business attorney Andrew Schwartz joined The Small Business Network and Montgomery Community Media for a recorded presentation on “Payroll Protection Plan: Your Loan Forgiveness Questions Answered!” The presentation covers a range of topics, including answers…

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May 22nd, 2020

Making the Leap From a Hobby to a Business: Things to Keep in Mind When Starting a new Work-From-Home Business

From colorful mask-making to distilling hand sanitizer to cooking fresh meals – new work-from-home businesses are cropping up everywhere and providing important products and services to their local communities during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While…

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May 8th, 2020

Reopening Your Business? Here’s What You Need to Know About Bringing Your Workforce Back During COVID-19

For businesses which have either temporarily closed their doors or have employees working remotely, now is the time to begin preparing for your workforce to come back to the office. Returning to the office means…

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COVID employees

March 26th, 2020

What Do You Do If Your Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus or Has Symptoms of the Coronavirus

As an employer, we all want all of our employees, clients and those with whom we do business to be safe. A way to stay safe and healthy is to continue to follow the Centers…

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Coronavirus

March 16th, 2020

What the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” Means for You and Your Business

UPDATED 3/26/2020: President Trump has just signed into law the revised “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”  The Act becomes effective on April 1, 2020, so employers should immediately begin preparations to ensure compliance with the…

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