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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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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February 27th, 2020

Attention D.C. Employers: Paid Leave Amendment Act Notice

As you may have heard by now, DC has adopted the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (PLA). The PLA applies to all private employers in DC that are required to pay unemployment insurance.…

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January 29th, 2020

New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Threshold to $35,568

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finally ruled on the new salary threshold for purposes of determining whether an employee is exempt from overtime. The new salary threshold is $684 per week or $35,568…

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Interview

July 15th, 2019

New Employment Laws Passed During Maryland’s 2019 Legislative Session

Numerous laws affecting employers were passed during the 2019 Maryland legislative session and will go into effect in the coming months. Laws Going Into Effect on Oct. 1, 2019 Gender Diversity Law This new law…

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May 14th, 2019

Supreme Court Expands Scope of Enforcing Arbitration Clauses

A recent Supreme Court decision should make employers think about reviewing their employment contracts, policies and arbitration clauses. In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, a sharply divided United States Supreme Court expanded the enforceability of…

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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

August 22nd, 2018

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

With Medial Marijuana now legal in Maryland, employers question how to handle an employee who tests positive for marijuana.  While many employers currently have policies in place that prohibit the use of marijuana, what does…

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