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02/11/2020 - BTLG to Co-Host CLLA Regional Meeting
BTLG will co-host a regional Commercial Law League of America meeting in Denver on April 8th
02/09/2020 - BTLG attorney appointed to Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission
BTLG attorney appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission
02/01/2020 - Statute of Limitations not applicabe to arbitration agreement
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that Maryland's general three-year statute of limitations did not apply to a contractual arbitration agreement that was silent as to a limitation period for initiating an arbitration demand
12/03/2019 - Maryland Minimum Wage Increase 2020
As of January 1, 2020, the Maryland state minimum wage of $10.10 is $11.00 an hour for both large and small employers
11/29/2019 - Increased Salary Requirements for FLSA Exemptions 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor updated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by increasing the salary requirements necessary to qualify for certain overtime exemptions, effective January 1, 2020
06/08/2019 - Workplace Harassment - Prohibitions, Liability, Enforcement, and Prevention Training
Changes to Maryland’s anti-discrimination laws, focused on harassment, are set to take effect, significantly changing the employment liability landscape for small employers in Maryland
05/25/2019 - Non-competes for low wage earners void
Under a new Maryland law any non-compete agreement that restricts the ability of an employee who earns less than $15.00 per hour or $31,200)annually, to work in the same or similar business or trade shall be deemed null and void
05/15/2019 - New $15.00 Maryland Minimum Wage
Maryland recently joined the ranks of other states that have enacted legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour
01/01/2019 - Contractor Enhanced Liability for Unpaid Wages
Beginning on October 1, 2018, general contractors working on construction projects became jointly and severally liable for a subcontractor’s failure to pay its employees for all hours worked in violation of Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Law
10/31/2018 - Voting Leave
Maryland employers have an obligation to provide paid leave for employees to vote under certain circumstances
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