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Baltimore Barrister Publishes "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana"

Bar Association of Baltimore City's quarterly publication The Baltimore Barrister publishes in the May 2016 edition, "The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct Meet Medical Marijuana," by Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP's Real Estate Partner Matthew L. Kimball, Esq.

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation as it challenges employers to company not only with EEOC guidance, but also with state and local legislation that aims to protect applicants with criminal backgrounds to have fair access to gainful employment. These laws vary in coverage, timing and requirements, so multijurisdictional employers are faced with differing applications and requirements, creating complex administrative compliance mandates for those employers. 

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Licensed Insurance Companies Exempt from Maryland Income Tax

Are insurers licensed to do business in Maryland subject to state income tax on profits derived from sources other than insurance policy premiums? Maryland Tax Court ruled that an insurer was not subject to Maryland income tax, regardless of the source of its profits in National Indemnity Company v. Comptroller of the Treasury, Dkt. No. 14-IN-OO-0433 (Md. Tax Ct. April 24, 2015). 

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The Onus of Owning: Recent Reduction in ‘Minor Privilege’ Fees in Baltimore City

One of the onuses (and irritants) of owning a building in Baltimore is the City’s imposition of fees for so-called “minor privileges” for items like awnings, cornices and signs. Recently, the City took steps to reform the minor privileges system, which culminated in the adoption of business-friendly revisions to waive annual fees for certain items, convert annual fees to one-time fees, and remove outdated charges. 

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Past Articles

Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule R

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction…

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Family Businesses Beware: IRS Shifts Bullseye with Newly Proposed Tax Regulations

With the recent issuance of proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code,…

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Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Tenants Pose Substantial Risks for Landlords

Although medical marijuana growing, processing, possession and distribution are now legal under Maryland…

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The New Overtime Regulations: What Employers Need to Know

For the first time since 2004, and only the seventh time since the Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted,…

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The Challenge of Banning the Box

Labor and employment attorney Paul M. Finamore, Esq. discusses the impact of "ban the box" legislation…

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