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New MD laws 2008-Flexible Leave Act
As of October 1st, a number of changes to Maryland law take effect, including the Flexible Leave Act
John Deere v. Reliable-prospective statute application
Maryland Court of Appeals applies statute to contract terminable on short notice
Transfer tax exemption
Maryland High Court Holds Transaction Exempt from Transfer and Recordation Taxes
Contract modification of fiduciary duty
Fiduciary duties in a limited partnership can be contractually limited under Maryland law.
Employee Non-compete Held Unenforceable-Ecology Serv. v. Clym
In a reported opinion issued July 7, 2008 in Ecology Services, Inc. v. Clym Environmental Services, LLC, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals further clarified the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment under Maryland law.
MD Personal Information Protection Act
Maryland businesses have a statutory obligation to maintain the security of personal information of individuals.
Employee vacation benefits at termination-MD legislature action
Maryland Legislature Acts to Clarify Employer Duty to Pay Vacation Benefits When Employees Exit
Hostile Work Environment and Religious Discrimination-EEOC v. Sunbelt Rentals
In its opinion published March 31, 2008, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in EEOC v. Sunbelt Rentals found that an employee had established a basic claim for hostile work environment based upon religious discrimination.
Employee vacation benefits at termination
Accrued benefits such as vacation can be "wages" under Maryland law.
Cybersquatting out of business
The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA"), provides remedies for mark owners to secure domain name registrations.