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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Employer Best Practices to Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the sick and safe leave provisions of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act on January 18, 2018. Niles Barton's Employment Partner Paul Finamore draws attention to the traps in the law for employers as they implement the provisions before February 11, 2018. 

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Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo are well known for their widescale size and impact, there are thousands of other breaches occurring daily. Maryland’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) defines a breach and sets forth the requirements for businesses (which includes any type of business entity, including non-profits) facing a data breach. PIPA has been amended to expand the scope of the statute effective January 1, 2018. 

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Impact of Overtime Regulations on Employers After DOL Files Reply Brief

Employers now have a clear picture of the Department of Labor’s position on its ability to promulgate overtime regulations, but remain unclear as to what the salary level threshold amount to qualify executive, administrative and professional employees as exempt will be in the future. On June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed its long-awaited reply brief in State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 16-41606 (5th Cir.), the appeal regarding the overtime regulations that has been pending in the Fifth Circuit since before President Trump’s inauguration. The reply brief provides insight into DOL’s position on the regulations following the inauguration, a position that was in question until the reply brief was filed.

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

U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that precludes the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing or enforcing its Final Rule increasing the minimum salary level applicable to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP) in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor.

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Past Articles

Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals Observes Key Distinctions Between Examinations Under Oath and De

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals observed in Dolan v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co.…

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How Financial Advisors Can Avoid Compliance Failures: A Review of SEC 2018 Examination Priorities

Financial advisors can get clues about regulators’ top concerns by looking at the SEC’s…

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Estate Tax Changes Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Effective January 1, 2018, the federal estate tax underwent a massive overhaul with the Tax Cuts…

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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Employer Best Practices to Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the sick and safe…

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Increasing Risk of Data Breaches Prompt New Legal Requirements for Maryland Businesses

Although recent data breaches involving large corporations such as Equifax, eBay, Target and Yahoo…

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