Employment Law Alert - Changes to Overtime Rule Delayed and Possibly Ended

February 7, 2019
As employers are aware, the Obama administration made changes to the salary-based exemption regulation requiring employers to pay more than double the amount of salary to employees in order to take advantage of the exemption from paying overtime. The changes to the regulation required employers to pay salary-based exempt employees $913 per week on a salary basis instead of paying $455 per week on a salary basis.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND HAS ENACTED AN EARNED SICK AND SAFE LEAVE LAW

February 7, 2019

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.

District of Columbia Enacts New Law Providing Increased Protections for Pregnant Workers and Nursing Mothers

February 7, 2019

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

Fairfax County Moves to Legalize Short Term Rentals

August 9, 2018

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.

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2018 Virginia Legislative Update and Luncheon

June 4, 2018

The 2018 Virginia Legislative Update is now available on the Rees Broome, PC website.  Please click here to view.


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.

Virginia Senate Considers Revisions to Home-Based Business Legislation

January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

 

Rees Broome, PC

The Virginia Senate is currently reviewing Senate Bill 707, which would amend the existing home-based business language in Section 55-513.2 of the Virginia Property Owners' Association Act (POAA).