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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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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Presentation for Financial professionals

August 18th, 2020

September Update for Accountants and Financial Professionals

This trio of complimentary presentations by attorneys from Stein Sperling’s Tax and Business Law departments will update accountants and financial professionals on topics affecting their clients. A total of 3 CPE credits are available. PPP…

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July 21st, 2020

No More Non-Competes For Most Virginia Employees

In the haze and stress of the pandemic, it is easy to forget that legislatures continue enacting laws that greatly impact the business community outside of the public safety context. Recently, the Virginia legislature passed…

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briefcase with mask

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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