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Costs of Employee Litigation
The case of EEOC v. Lehigh Cement Co. highlights the costs of employer-employee litigation and the need, not only for appropriate best practices, but actual implementation of those practices to mitigate employer risk.
Safeguarding Your Company When Employees Exit
Whether you are a new or established business, you may want to consider taking a number of customary actions when your employees terminate employment
Non-compete assignment
Maryland trial court enforces employment covenant as asset of surviving company
Damages recoverable in summary ejectment
On June 29, 2006, Maryland's Court of Special Appeals in Law Offices of Taiwo Agbaje, P.C. v. JLH Properties, II, LLC, issued an opinion holding that a landlord could not recover attorneys fees as additional rent in a summary ejectment action.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members from termination of employment, discrimination, retaliation, and loss of benefits based upon their status and service obligations.
Liquidated Damages in Employee Non-compete
Maryland Court refuses to enforce liquidated damages provision of non-compete
Non-Conforming Use-Expansion versus intensification
Maryland's Court of Appeals clarifies the difference between expansion and intensification of non-conforming use of real property
FMLA-Challenges to medical certification
One basis for requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the employee’s own “serious health condition” that renders them unable to perform the functions of the job.
Arbitration: Not Necessarily A Better Option Than Litigation
Is arbitration a better option than litigation?
Commercial lease termination
A tenant who admittedly failed to give timely notice of an option for lease extension on a commercial lease lost the option.