Enforcement of architectural standards.
2019 Legislative Updates
LET ME IN! - The Trials and Tribulations of Condominium Unit Enforcement Cases
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.
It’s Time to Stop Reimbursing Employees on a Tax-Free Basis for Individual Health Insurance Premiums
By Susan Richards Salen
By Maureen E. Carr, Esq.
Many American households employ domestic workers such as housekeepers, nannies, and gardeners. This article addresses the legal requirements governing such relationships, including compensation, tax, and recordkeeping obligations.
For years lawyers have advised employers in the Fourth Circuit (the federal circuit for appeals from United States District Courts of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina) that crude and boorish sexual comments alone are not generally sufficient to create a hostile work environment for purposes of proving a sexual harassment claim under Title VII. Generally, in the Fourth Circuit, courts have found that comments alone are not sufficient to create an environment that is severe and pervasive enough to constitute harassment as a matter of law.