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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
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
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
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
Voting Leave
Maryland employers have an obligation to provide paid leave for employees to vote under certain circumstances
Maryland’s #MeToo Bill – New Reporting Requirements
In the wake of the nation’s #MeToo movement, Maryland now joins the ranks of other states, such as Illinois and New York, that have adopted stricter sexual harassment policies.
Maryland Minimum Wage Increase 2018
Beginning on July 1, 2018, Maryland’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $10.10 an hour.
General Data Protection Regulation
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went in to effect, regulating any business that collects or processes the personal data of EU residents
Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
As of February 11, 2018, employers employing fifteen (15) or more employees are required to provide paid Sick and Safe Leave to their employees. Smaller employers are required to provide unpaid leave.
BTLG Attorneys Obtain Jury Verdict in Excess of $2.3M
BTLG attorneys obtained a verdict on November 9, 2017 for a BTLG client in excess of $2.3M after an eight-day jury trial