By Susan Richards Salen October 612016 Montgomery County, Maryland has enacted an Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law ("Law") effective October 1, 2016. Most employers in the County will have to provide most of their employees with up to 56 hours of paid sick and safe leave. The leave is accrued at the rate of one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked capped at not more than 56 hours of leave a year. Small employers (defined as employers with less than 5 employees) have to provide only 32 hours of paid leave and 24 hours of unpaid leave.
By Maureen E. Carr, Esq.
Employers should be aware of increases to the minimum wage in certain jurisdictions in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Effective July 1, 2015, the minimum wage increases to $8.25 in Maryland and $10.50 in the District of Columbia. The minimum wage in Virginia will remain $7.25, which is the federally mandated minimum wage.
Employers in Maryland should keep in mind that the current minimum wage in Montgomery and Prince William Counties is $8.40 and will increase to $9.55 on October 1, 2015.
District of Columbia Enacts New Law Providing Increased Protections for Pregnant Workers and Nursing Mothers
The District of Columbia joined Delaware, Illinois, West Virginia and Maryland by enacting legislation to give additional protections to pregnant workers. On October 24, 2014, the District of Columbia enacted the “Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014” (PPWFA or the Act). Provided that Congress does not disapprove of the PPWFA, the PPWFA will become effective sometime in late 2014. The PPWFA gives pregnant employees and applicants, and recently pregnant employees (those who have recently given birth) and applicants, broad protections that might not otherwise be available to t
The Fairfax Board of Supervisors voted on July 31, 2018 to permit short term rentals within the County.
SHORT-TERM RENTALS will be allowed in single-family homes, townhouses, condos, mobile homes and apartments. Per the Fairfax County website, the rules are:
Owners or renters must be permanent residents of the property they offer for short-term lodging. This limitation is to prevent businesses from operating multiple, full-time rentals, like a hotel or motel, in residential neighborhoods.
Rees Broome, PC invites Board members and industry professionals to attend a 1-hour luncheon and presentation discussing the 2018 Virginia Legislative Update on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12pm at our Tysons Corner, VA office.
The Virginia Common Interest Community Board updated the acceptable resale disclosure packet preparation fees for property owners' associations and condominiums. The new rates took effect on January 16, 2018.
The list of the updated fee amounts can be found on the CICB website here.
February 23, 2018
On February 6, 2018, the D.C. City Council introduced legislation that would exempt condominium associations from certain requirements applicable to public swimming pools.