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Special Edition - Covid-19 Updates

3/23/2020

CERTAIN EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE AND EMERGENCY FAMILY LEAVE RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and President ...

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Important COVID-19 Updates

3/17/2020

For Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Organizations

CONTRACTS

The business impact of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak has many business owners reviewing the "force majeure" clauses in their ...

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Legal Documents in 2020 and Beyond

2/6/2020
Everyone likes shortcuts, right? It saves you time! However, when it comes to legal documents, you should never take a shortcut. Due to the amount ...
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START THE NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT: GET YOUR BUSINESS CHECK-UP!

12/18/2019

If you are like many entrepreneurs, your business plan may focus on growth, marketing or product development – or sometimes just day-to-day survival.  In the middle ...

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New Overtime Rules Effective January 1, 2020 - Are You Prepared?

12/16/2019

Effective January 1, 2020, all employees who make less than $35,568.00/annually will be eligible for overtime and will be categorically non-exempt employees ...

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Is Your Company Now Required to Conduct Additional Pre-Employment Background Checks?

11/5/2019

According to a new Maryland law, any county board of education, nonpublic school, or contracting agency hiring for positions where the employee will have direct ...

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Howard County Office Building Disaster
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What to Pack Before Disaster Strikes

9/23/2019

We all know the statistic: over half of all small businesses that experience disaster will never reopen.  Despite this fact, many businesses don’t have ...

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2019 Legislative Update

5/29/2019

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2019 session on January 9th. During this year's session, 2,500 bills were filed and a total of ...

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Computer and Social Media Policies for the Workplace

1/30/2019

Virtually every company relies on computers, email, and the internet to operate, and has employees who use the company’s computers, email, and internet access ...

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Binders

New Year, New Updates!

12/26/2018

A healthy employer and employee relationship is key to a productive work environment. By annually updating your employment policies and handbooks, you will maintain consistency ...

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medical marijuana

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE WORKPLACE

11/20/2018

With the most recent election, 32 states and the District of Columbia now allow the use of marijuana (or cannabis) for medical purposes.  While each ...

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Farrell & Gunderson Law to Join Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC

10/23/2018

P R E S S   R E L E A S E   

For Immediate Release  

Farrell & Gunderson Law to Join Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny Addition ...

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2018 Legislative Update

6/8/2018

The Maryland General Assembly opened its 2018 session on January 10, 2018.  Before it concluded on April 9th, a total of 889 bills had ...

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TIME TO COMPLY - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

2/14/2018

Effective February 11, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act went into effect. The Act requires that all employers provide sick and safe leave to ...

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MARYLAND EMPLOYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE

1/16/2018

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of House Bill 1, the “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act ...

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Maryland Mandatory Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2017

6/28/2017

On July 1, 2017, the Maryland state minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour.  The current minimum "Tip Wage" in Maryland is frozen ...

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2017 Employment Law Legislative Update

5/9/2017

The 437th session of the General Assembly of Maryland ended April 10, 2017.  The following is a recap of just some of the employment related ...

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Legislative Update - Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

4/5/2017

As of Tuesday, April 4 it seems Maryland mandatory paid sick and safe leave will most likely not become law this year.  After months of ...

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Loan Underwriting’s New Frontier – Employee Relations

4/3/2017

One of the biggest fears people have when buying a used car is that they will get a lemon.  Cars are complex; sellers can be ...

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2017 Maryland Legislative Preview for Labor and Employment Issues

1/6/2017

The 2017 Legislative Session begins on January 11.  Several labor and employment issues, including state mandated Paid Sick Leave, $15/hour minimum wage, the Fair ...

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