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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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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, the U.S. Department of Labor imposed new overtime regulations that dramatically increased the salary level requirements in order for employers to avoid the payment of overtime to salaried executive, administrative and professional employees, effective December 1, 2016.

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Past Articles

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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GOP Tax Bill Proposes Estate Tax Repeal…Hooray?

On November 2, the GOP released its tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H. R. 1),…

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Maryland Condominium and Homeowner Associations Face New Rules for Amendment of Governing Documents

A new law passed by the Maryland General Assembly (House Bill 789, Chapter 480) and signed by Governor…

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Judge awards $0 after Plaintiffs’ counsel seeks $1.1 million in attorneys’ fees after winning bad fa

In a scathing, 100-page opinion from the The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania,…

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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…

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