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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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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August 18th, 2023

38 Stein Sperling Attorneys Listed in 2024 Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®

Stein Sperling is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 13 lawyers have been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers:…

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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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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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January 12th, 2023

January Brings Minimum Wage Increases Across the DMV

As of January 1, 2023, Maryland state minimum wage raised to $13.25 an hour for companies with 15 or more employees. It’s set to continue to rise each year until it reaches $15 an hour…

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