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Employers with employees in Virginia need to be aware of several recent statutory changes that impact employers and employees in the state. These changes include new requirements regarding the disclosure of personnel files, nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements between employers and employees, and wage statements issued by employers. Disclosure of Personnel Files In 2019, the Virginia […]

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During the 2019 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation to amend the state’s minimum wage requirements.  This amendment is effective January 1, 2020 when the state’s minimum wage increases to $11.00 an hour.  The newly amended law distinguishes between “employers” and “small employers.”  A “small employer” is defined as an employer with 14 […]

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Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum salary necessary for employees to qualify under various exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will increase. On September 27, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) issued a Final Rule regarding specific salary provisions for exemptions that apply to executive, administrative, professional, computer and highly compensated […]

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During the 2019 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed new legislation that may affect your business if it has employees or independent contractors in Maryland. Here is what you should know: The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act – Maryland’s Anti-Discrimination Law – Has Expanded Effective October 1, 2019, the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act […]

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by: Wendy H. Moore 1.  When does the law take effect? Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Although there was legislation proposed that would delay the effective date of the law until July, the House of Delegates did not pass it.  Therefore, the effective date is 30 days after the vote overriding the veto – Sunday, February […]

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The Maryland legislature enacted a new bill that affects all businesses that employ workers in Maryland. On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (“MHWFA” or “the Act”). This new law requires all Maryland employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees. “Safe” leave is leave for […]

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