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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April 15th, 2024

To Be Blunt: The Dormant Commerce Clause Held To Not Apply to Maryland’s Social Equity Cannabis Licensing Scheme

The below information is provided as an update on an important issue developing with respect to Maryland’s cannabis industry. However, if you are interested in starting a cannabis-related business or providing ancillary services to a…

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April 9th, 2024

Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses May be Missing out on Maryland Contract Opportunities

Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Programs aim to connect small, minority- and women-owned businesses to Maryland contracting and procurement opportunities. In addition to enhancing your business’ visibility, obtaining a MBE…

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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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January 19th, 2024

The State of Recreational Cannabis Regulation in the DMV

While cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal at the Federal level, many states have enacted or proposed regulatory schemes governing the use, possession, cultivation,…

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