Paul D. Burgin testified before Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee

On March 4, 2021, Paul D. Burgin testified before Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee in support of legislation to revise Maryland’s Economic Stabilization Act, which was amended last year to impose new mandates on employers in connection with certain plant closings and mass layoffs. The proposed legislation would better align the state law with already-existing federal […]

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Chad Horton successfully defended an alcoholic beverage company against just cause claims

Chad M. Horton successfully defended an alcoholic beverage company against claims that it did not have just cause for disciplining an employee driver who concealed that his driver’s license had been suspended following an off-duty DUI and failed to keep the company abreast of developments in his court case, including the status of his driving […]

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Chad M. Horton successfully defended a lighting manufacturer against its union’s claim that it violated the CBA

Chad M. Horton successfully defended a lighting manufacturer against its union’s claim that it violated the collective-bargaining agreement’s (CBA) overtime provisions when it prohibited movement between its North and South plants following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arbitrator agreed with the company’s argument that it took such actions to ensure the health and safety […]

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Gary L. Simpler obtained a favorable arbitration award for a chemical manufacturer.

Gary L. Simpler obtained a favorable arbitration award for a chemical manufacturer in a dispute over the company’s ability to impose a spousal surcharge when an employee chooses employee and spouse or family healthcare coverage and whose working spouse has access to employer provided group  health insurance at their place of employment. The arbitrator agreed […]

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