May 23rd, 2024

U.S. Department of Labor’s Expansion of Overtime Eligibility Goes Into Effect July 1

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule on April 23, 2024, that will increase the salary thresholds for the “white collar” (WC) and “highly compensated employee” (HCE) exemptions to the Fair Labor…

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April 25th, 2024

FTC Issues Ban on Noncompete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a Final Rule, applicable to for-profit employers, that would prohibit the enforcement of most “noncompete” clauses—those clauses that prohibit “workers” from seeking or accepting competing…

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March 21st, 2024

Employment Law Update

Employers in the Maryland and D.C. areas should be aware of several recent legal updates that will impact employees. Employers should take note of the dates these laws go into effect and evaluate whether any…

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February 5th, 2024

For Purposes of FLSA Many Workers Currently Treated as Independent Contractors May Need to be Reclassified

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently implemented a significant change in the classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is a federal law that applies to most…

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January 1st, 2024

Maryland Minimum Wage Increase Starting Jan. 1, 2024

Labor costs go up for Maryland employers starting January 1, 2024, thanks to the Fair Wage Act of 2023 (aka Senate Bill 555). Signed by Gov. Wes Moore in April, the new law boosts Maryland’s…

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July 10th, 2023

Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Employers in Religious Accommodations

The June 29, 2023, Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy will have a lasting impact on how employers handle religious accommodations for their employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Title VII…

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June 30th, 2023

Darla McClure on FOX 5 Talking Marijuana in the Workplace

Employment law attorney Darla McClure made a recent appearance on Fox 5’s Good Day DC to talk about how employers can manage the changing legal landscape once recreational use of marijuana is legal in Maryland,…

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April 3rd, 2023

Attention Employers: Is Your Severance Agreement Enforceable? NLRB Decision Raises Questions

Employers should revisit their severance agreement before presenting them to employees due to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (the NLRB). In McLaren Macomb and Local 40 RN Staff Council, Office and…

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February 28th, 2023

Legally Speaking With Aron Benjamin: Maryland New Law Update 2023

Join Stein Sperling’s personal injury and criminal law attorney Aron Benjamin as he speaks with estates, trusts & probate attorney Sarah Broder and employment and business law attorney Darla McClure about new laws in Maryland in 2023,…

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February 23rd, 2023

Darla McClure Talks Employment Law and Marijuana Legalization With The Daily Record

Employment law attorney Darla McClure was quoted in a recent article by The Daily Record on the employer’s perspective of Maryland’s recent marijuana legislation entitled “Employers may need to change employee policies with new marijuana…

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