Fiona W. Ong




Fiona W. Ong

Phone: 410-843-3471
Fax: 410-752-8861

Fiona W. Ong defends employers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation, both in court and before federal and state agencies.  She also provides advice to managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on harassment, reasonable accommodations, and other issues for both supervisors and employees. She prepares employee handbooks and personnel policies.  She assists government contractors in complying with affirmative action obligations.

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Fiona serves as General Counsel to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Fiona also currently co-chairs the Maryland Chamber’s Employment Issues Committee, and has testified before the General Assembly regarding various employment bills.  She has participated in numerous seminars at the local and national level, including the annual conference of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Law Conference.

Fiona is the primary author of  “Chambers Global Practice Guide – Employment – U.S. Trends and Developments” and “Chambers USA Regional Practice Guide – Employment – Maryland,” and Lexology’s “Employment USA 2021 – Maryland.”  She is also the editor for the “Maryland Human Resources Manual,” a publication of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and In addition, she has co-authored a number of articles for the Matthew Bender monthly “Labor and Employment Law Bulletin.” She was the revisions editor for “The Employment Law Deskbook” and “Labor and Employment Law Volume 10 General Employment Issues” published by Matthew Bender.

Before entering private practice, Fiona served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary J. Mullarkey of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

  • Accommodations – Disability and Religion
  • Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
  • Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
  • FMLA/ADA/Workers’ Compensation Leave Management
  • Human Resources Advice and Counsel
  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • Investigations and Corporate Governance
  • Personnel Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Training
  • Wage and Hour Compliance


  • Chambers USA, 2017-present
  • BestLawyers, 2020-present
  • Super Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Acritas Star, 2017
  • Lexology’s “Legal Influencer” in U.S. Labor and Employment 2020 – Q1 and Q2, 2019- Q2, Q3 and Q4, 2018 – Q4
  • Recipient, NAPABA Best Under 40 Award


    • Maryland Chamber of Commerce

    – General Counsel and Executive Committee Member

    – Co-Chair, Employment Issues Committee

    • American Bar Association
      – Member, Section of Labor and Employment Law
    • Maryland State Bar Association
    • National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
    • Society for Human Resources Management


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1992
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1989
    – Member, Kappa Alpha Theta

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland and Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th, 10th, and D.C. Circuits



We are delighted to announce that all of our partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022, an extremely rare accomplishment

Webinar: “The 'New Normal' of Remote Work? What Employers Need to Know" presented by Fiona Ong and Parker Thoeni

Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer” for U.S.

Best Lawyers in America© Includes Eleven Shawe Rosenthal LLP Partners In Its Inaugural 2021 Edition

Shawe Rosenthal Complimentary Webinar: “The 'New Normal' of Remote Work? What Employers Need to Know"

Fiona W. Ong Was Quoted In An Article By John Kingston For FreightWaves

Fiona W. Ong Is Once Again Recognized By Lexology As Its "Legal Influencer" For U.S. - Employment

Shawe Rosenthal has been ranked in the top tier of Maryland labor and employment firms for the eighteenth consecutive year by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Fiona W. Ong was quoted article by Vin Gurrieri "4 Questions for Employers as March Madness Bounces Back"

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in an article by Vin Gurrieri "3 Employer Takeaways from the Latest Virus Relief Push"

Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer” for U.S. – Employment

Fiona W. Ong testified before Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee on the proposed Paid Family Leave Program bill

Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Fiona W. Ong was extensively quoted in Wolter Kluwer’s Labor & Employment Law Daily December 29, 2020 article, “House Passes Additional Stimulus Relief.”

"It’s the Holiday Season – Can Employers Restrict Personal Travel?” or Letting Them Go” Blog Featured

Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer”

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal

Fiona W. Ong Was A Panelist at the Fashion Law Institute’s 10th annual Symposium

Fiona W. Ong's Blog Timekeeping and Telework – Guidance from the DOL

FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate Revised, DOL Reaffirms its FFCRA Regulations: What attorneys and employers need to know

COVID-19 and Beyond: The Top Labor and Employment Law Issues of 2020

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer”

Fiona W. Ong and Lindsey A. White conducted a webinar, “Bringing Them Back or Letting Them Go”

Fiona W. Ong was appointed General Counsel of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland Chamber Foundation

Fiona W. Ong offered guidance to small business owners in a webinar, “Navigating the Coronavirus Business Resources”

Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer”

Shawe Rosenthal has been ranked in the top tier of Maryland labor and employment firms by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Fiona W. Ong Offered Guidance to Business Owners

Fiona W. Ong and Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella Participated in a Maryland Chamber of Commerce Conference Call

Mark J. Swerdlin and Fiona W. Ong conducted a webinar for

Mark J. Swerdlin and Fiona W. Ong were featured in a March 18, 2020 Baltimore Business Journal article

Webinar Recording: Coronavirus in the Workplace and Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Best Lawyers Honors Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

Fiona Ong Recognized by Lexology

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in the article, 'Ruling Alerts Employers to Make EEOC, Lawsuit Comparisons Quickly'

Shawe Rosenthal has been ranked in the top tier of Maryland labor and employment firms by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in the article, “Trump administration’s overtime proposal scales back Obama-era plan”

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in a March 22, 2019 Bloomberg Law article, “Businesses face expanding harassment risks, liabilities”

Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Fiona W. Ong has been recognized by Lexology as the top legal influencer for employment in the U.S.

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in an article by Fred Hosier, “Medical marijuana user loses job offer: Is that discrimination?”

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in an article by Gloria Gonzalez, “Workplace safety regulation seen undermining opioids fight”

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in “What’s Working in Human Resources”

Fiona W. Ong was quoted in an article, “Labor board’s handbook guidance eases employer concerns”

Honor – Firm and Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Fiona Ong was Featured in "If I Knew Then," an Ongoing Series by Crain's Baltimore

Fiona Ong Interviewed by WAMU Reporter Regarding Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Fiona Ong Testifies in House of Delegates In Support of Delaying Paid Sick Leave

Fiona W. Ong named an Acritas Star

Fiona Ong Quoted in BBJ Article Webinar – “Marijuana in the Workplace.”

Super Lawyers Recognizes Shawe Rosenthal Attorneys

Fiona Ong Interviewed On WBAL About Governor’s Paid Leave Bill

Four SR Attorneys Speak at HFAM Conference

Article- "Maternity and Parental Leave Policies: A Trap for the Unwary"

Honor – Firm and Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Fiona Ong Appears On CBS Baltimore Station WJZ-13

Article - "Discrimination based on sexual orientation: Not the "principal evil" but protected by Title VII nonetheless?"

Nine S&R Attorneys selected for Super Lawyers Annual List

Shawe Rosenthal and Seven of Our Individual Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Conference: Liz Torphy-Donzella And Fiona Ong To Speak At HRASM's Annual Professional Day

Fiona W. Ong Quoted In Ebola Policy Article


Mandating Vaccination Mandates? What Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan Means for Employers

August 2021 E-Update

TOP TIP: Timing Matters – Failure to Respond and Act Promptly Can Create Liability

D.C.’s Controversial Non-Compete Law Delayed Until April 1, 2022

Racist Slurs in a Foreign Language Is Still Harassment

Whistleblowers Are Not Protected from the Consequences of Their Own Misconduct

Employees with Disabilities Can Be Held to Performance Standards

Title VII Prohibits “Associational Discrimination,” Even for Distant Relationships

Occasional Contacts Are Permitted During an Employee’s FMLA Leave

OSHA Issues Revised Small Business Safety and Health Handbook

EEOC Extends EEO-1 Filing Deadline

Title VII Does Not Prohibit Paramour Preferences

What the FDA’s Regular Approval of the COVID-19 Vaccine Means for Employers

Again? What Employers Need to Know About OSHA’s Latest Update to Its COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

July 2021 E-Update

Too Short? Too Bad - Just Being Short Is Not a Disability

TOP TIP: Masks Redux? What Employers Need to Know About the Latest Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals from the CDC

OSHA Revises Its National Emphasis Program

An Employee’s Dissatisfaction Does Not Make The Employer’s Response to Harassment Unreasonable

“Piggybacking” on Another Employee’s Charge of Discrimination?

President Biden’s Vaccine Push: Paid Leave for Family Member Vaccinations and Federal Contractor Mandates

Pennsylvania Employers Alert - Security (And Other?) Screening Time Is Compensable

DOL Officially Rescinds Joint Employer Rule, Expanding Pay Protection for Workers

DOL Issues Proposed Rule Increasing Minimum Wage Rate for Federal Contractors

More on the Minimum Wage in the Mid-Atlantic

The White House, HHS and DOJ Assert that “Long COVID” May Be A Protected Disability

Warning - Attempts to Diversify Can Result in Liability for Race Discrimination

U.S. DOJ States that Emergency Use Authorization Does Not Preclude Vaccine Mandates

President Biden Issues Challenging Executive Order Seeking to Ban or Limit Non-Competes, Occupational Licensing Requirements, and Wage-Sharing

June 2021 E-Update

TOP TIP: Supreme Court Case Reminds Employers to Comply with FCRA’s Technical Requirements

A New Job-Sharing Arrangement Is Not a Required Reasonable Accommodation

Employers Need Not Tolerate Dangerous Misconduct, Even If Caused By Disability

Fourth Circuit Provides Guidance on Counting Employees for Purposes of WARN Act Coverage

ADA Reasonable Accommodations Need Not Violate the Law

Lack of Consistency in Applicant Interview Criteria May Support a Discrimination Claim

An Assistant to Perform Essential Functions Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation

Supreme Court Allows Transgender Bathroom Decision to Stand

DOL Proposes to Reinstate 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees Performing Untipped Work

SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Discrimination? The EEOC Offers Guidance

OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Employers Contains Some (Unpleasant) Surprises

OSHA’s COVID-19 Updated Workplace Guidance – What Employers Need to Know

Maryland Employers and Current COVID-19 Considerations: Workplace Safety Standards, Vaccinations, Masking, Paid Leave, and More

EEOC Provides Eagerly-Awaited Guidance to Employers on COVID-19 Vaccines (Including Incentives)

TOP TIP: ADA and FMLA Do Not Necessarily Excuse Attendance Requirements

Minor Acts Are Not Sufficient to Support a Discrimination or Harassment Claim

But Minor Acts Can Add Up to Retaliatory Harassment

Be Consistent and Thorough with Termination Reasons!

FMLA Does Not Excuse Employees From Complying with Call-In Requirements

DOL Officially Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

Fourth Circuit Expands Evidentiary Routes for Establishing Same-Sex Harassment

No More No-Match Letters – But Employers Should Not Ignore SSN Discrepancies!

The DOL Offers Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations for Long-Haulers Under the ADA

The DOL Offers Guidance on the ADA’s Interaction with COVID-19 Vaccines

TOP TIP: Employers – Don’t Forget the FMLA When Dealing with Workers’ Comp (And Other Medical Leaves)!

Virginia Expands Overtime Wage Protections

OFCCP Updates Hiring Benchmark for Protected Veterans

Does An Employer Have to Reasonably Accommodate an Employee’s Commuting Needs Under the ADA?

Time Spent Commuting on an Employer’s Mandatory Bus System Is Not Compensable

And “Alpha” Is Not Necessarily Code for Sex-Stereotyping Discrimination

“Energy,” “Stamina,” and “Dynamic” Is Not Necessarily Code for Age Discrimination

A Transfer to a Comparable Position Is a Religious Reasonable Accommodation

The Burden of Religious Accommodation Should Not Fall on Other Workers

Remember That Temporary Impairments Can Be Disabilities Under the ADA

President Biden Imposes $15 Minimum Wage Rate on Government Contractors

OSHA’s Recording Requirements for Adverse Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Family and Medical Leave Act and COVID-19: More Updates from the DOL

The Fair Labor Standards Act and COVID-19: Updates from the DOL

The DOL’s “Essential Worker, Essential Protection” Initiative

Small Employers May Receive A Tax Credit for Paid Vaccination Leave

New Employment Laws in Maryland – Protection for Essential Workers, Bereavement Leave, Workplace Peace Orders, and More! (And a Webinar!)

TOP TIP: Some Thoughts On Protecting and Bringing Claims for the Theft of Trade Secrets Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Maryland Law Implicitly Adopted the Portal-to-Portal Act

Employees Must Give Employers Reasonable Time to Investigate Harassment Complaints

Retention Raises and Equal Pay Claims

And Yes, Employees Really Must Respond to Employers’ Questions About Their Medical Status

The ADA Does Not Prohibit Employers From Asking All Health-Related Questions

“Regular Worksite Attendance Is an Essential Function of Most Jobs.”

Supreme Court’s Seminal Bostock Decision “In No Way Altered the Pre-existing Standard for Sexual Harassment.”

OSHA Announces Increased Enforcement Efforts Related to COVID-19

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Filing Period - From April 26 through July 19, 2021

The Biden DOL Seeks to Overturn Employer-Friendly Final Rules on Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Status

The DOL’s Tipped Employee Final Rule: What Is Taking Effect and What Is Not

The CDC’s New Guidance on Workplace Vaccination Programs; What Employers Need to Know

Employers May Now Voluntarily Provide Up to 14 Weeks of Paid, Expanded FFCRA Leave and Receive a Tax Credit

TOP TIP: Employers - Make Sure Those Timekeeping Records Are Accurate and Detailed!

Is Denial of a Lateral Transfer an Adverse Employment Action?

Reasonable Accommodation Obligation Extends to Workplace Access

Paid Military Leave May Be Required Under USERRA

An Employee May Be Held Accountable for Poor Performance, Even If Caused By Disability

Section 1981 Is a “Bulletproof Vest,” Not a “Full Suit of Armor” Against Discrimination

A Showing of Damages Is Necessary In Order to Recover Under the FMLA

An Employee Claiming Retaliation Must Rebut All, Not Just Some, of the Reasons for Her Termination

The Latest Mask Guidance from the CDC

A Change of Opinion (Letters): The DOL Continues Its Retreat from Business-Friendly Positions

OSHA Provides Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

TOP TIP: No, You May Not Pay Her Less Because Her Husband Works!

Worker Recall and Retention Mandates Imposed on D.C. Hospitality, Retail, and Service Contractor Employers

Court Condemns Employer’s Attempt to Place the Burden of Responding to Customer Harassment on the Employee

Courts Are Divided on Whether Employers and Employees Can Contractually Agree to Shorter Limitations Periods

“Building for the Future” Is Not Necessarily Age Discrimination

Fifth Circuit Provides Framework for Assessing Propriety of FLSA Collective Actions

OFCCP Opines on Scope of Legal Protection for Religious Liberty in the Workplace

What Else Did the EEOC Do in January 2021?

Non-U.S. Citizens Working Outside U.S. Are Not Covered by ADEA Disclosure Requirements

It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride - The Changes (So Far) to DOL and EEOC Employment Standards Under President Biden

DOL’s Final Rule Makes It Easier to Achieve Independent Contractor Status – But Will It Take Effect?

DOL Issues Final Rule on Tipped Employees – Mandatory Tip Pools and Related Duties

Telemedicine and the FMLA – The DOL Weighs In

Electronic Posting of Required Workplace Notices? The DOL Provides Guidance

Employers May Voluntarily Extend FFCRA Paid Leave Benefits and Receive a Tax Credit – Through March 31, 2021

Vaccines in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers

EEOC Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

The CDC Decreased The COVID-19 Quarantine Period: What This Means for Employers

Montgomery County’s Ban the Box Law Is Becoming More Restrictive

FLSA’s “Willful” Standard Applies to FMLA.

CDC Modifies Guidance on Essential Workers Exposed to COVID-19: Working is “a Last Resort.”

OSHA Explains Common COVID-19 Citations and How to Avoid Them

Is Time Attending Voluntary Training Programs Compensable? The DOL Weighs In

Top Tip: Cloth Masks: PPE or Not PPE? That Is the Question

Top Tip: Voting Leave Laws in the Mid-Atlantic

EEOC Proposes Changes to Its Conciliation Process to Provide More Information to Employers

OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Reporting (Not Recording) Requirement

More Employees in Quarantine? CDC Expands Definition of “Close Contact” with an Individual with COVID-19

Top Tip: Employers – Be Accurate with Your Explanations and Your Paperwork!

DOL Provides Guidance on Reimbursement for Business-Related Use of Personal Property

DOL’s Proposed Rule Would Make It Easier to Achieve Independent Contractor Status

DOL Revises FFCRA Final Rule: What This Means for Covered Employers

EEOC Expands COVID-19 Guidance on Testing, Medical Inquiries, Confidentiality, Accommodations, and More

TOP TIP: Timekeeping and Telework – Guidance from the U.S. DOL

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Testing, Quarantine, and Release from Isolation

Back to School - DOL Offers FFCRA Guidance on Hybrid Schedules and Optional Remote Learning

Federal Court Vastly Expands FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate – What This Actually Means for Covered Employers

TOP TIP: CDC Updates Guidelines On When COVID-19-Positive Workers Can Return

NLRB Provides Guidance on a Multitude of Workplace Rules

Maryland Expands Face Coverings Requirement to Most Workplaces and Imposes Travel Restrictions

DOL Provides COVID-19-Related Guidance on FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA

DOL Offers COVID-19 Guidance on Enforcement Action Damages, Summer Jobs for Teens, and Summer Camp Closures

DOL Released New FLSA Opinion Letters on Targeted Topics

TOP TIP: Masks/Face Coverings in the Workplace Uncovered! What Can Employers Require?

COVID-19 Agency Update: OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening for Non-Essential Businesses; EEOC Addresses Antibody Testing and Reasonable Accommodations, Harassment and Discrimination; SBA Provides New PPP Application

Supreme Court Extends Discrimination Protections to Gay and Transgender Employees

CDC Issues Reopening Guidance for Offices – “Change the way people work”

OSHA Revises COVID-19 Enforcement and Workplace Illness Recording Policies

CDC Issues Interim Reopening Guidance for Employers of High Risk Employees, As Well As Industry-Specific Recommendations

COVID-19 Agency Update: CDC and OSHA Issue Reopening Guidance, EEOC Explains Accommodation of High-Risk Workers, IRS Expands Employee Retention Credit, DOL Adds to FFCRA Q&As, FEMA Provides Exercise Starter Kit for Reopening

EEOC Provides Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations and Employee Testing When Returning to Work

CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance to Add New Symptoms and Guidelines on Release from Isolation

What Does Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery Mean for Maryland Employers?

COVID-19 Agency Update: CDC and Essential Workers, EEOC and Non-Discrimination, OSHA and COVID-19 Recordkeeping/Enforcement, DOL and Unemployment Compensation Under CARES, and VETS and COVID-19 National Guard Service

No Rest for the Weary – DOL Adds to Q&A Guidance

DOL Issues FFCRA Regulations – And (No April Fooling) There Are Some Surprises!!

IRS Identifies What Documentation Can Be Required by Employers for FFCRA Leave, and Much More on Tax Credits

What Does Governor Hogan’s “Stay-at-Home” Order Mean for Employers?

DOL Opinion Letters Address Whether Other Payments Must Be Included in the Employee’s Regular Rate

U.S. Supreme Court Sets High Bar for Section 1981 Race Discrimination Claims

New Employment Laws in Maryland – COVID-19, Mandatory WARN Requirements, Salary History Ban, Hair Discrimination and More!

DOL Explains Small Business, Healthcare Provider and Emergency Responder Exemptions to Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and Many Other Things

DOL Answers More Burning Questions and Provides a Poster About Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Is Your Business “Essential”? More Guidance From Governor Hogan’s Office

Additional Guidance on Governor Hogan's Shutdown Order

EEOC Declares COVID-19 a “Direct Threat,” Updates 2009 Pandemic Guidance

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Has Been Signed Into Law– What This Means for Employers

What The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Means To Employers

TOP TIP: CDC Provides Coronavirus Guidance to Employers

“The ADA Does Not Protect Persons Who Have Erratic, Unexplained Absences, Even When Those Absences Are a Result of a Disability.”

More NLRB Advice Memos – Social Media Activity and Scope of Contract Language

NLRB Issues Final Joint Employer Rule, Making Such Findings Less Likely

Maryland’s General Assembly Overrides “Ban the Box” Veto – What’s Next for Employers

TOP TIP: Coronavirus in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers

DOL Issues Final Joint Employer Rule, Making Such Findings Less Likely

TOP TIP: New Year, New Minimum Wage Rates in the Mid-Atlantic

Federal Regulations May Provide Guidance as to Maryland’s Wage-Hour Law

NLRB Reinstates Arbitral Deferral Standard

EEOC Rescinds Policy Statement Objecting to Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

TOP TIP: Winter Is Coming… What Are the Rules on Pay for Weather-Related Business Closures?

Government Contractor Update – November Was a Busy Month!

A Contractual Non-Disparagement Provision May Violate the National Labor Relations Act

TOP TIP: Remember That You’re Still Responsible for What Your PEO or TPA Does

Employer May Not Delay FMLA Designation Pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement

Another Month, Another (Unhelpful) NLRB Advice Memo on Social Media Rules

Federal Contractor Update – Minimum Wage Increase, Contractor Portal, Guidance for Educational Institutions

TOP TIP: Be Careful What You Put In Writing

NLRB Issues Advice Memo on Social Media Rules

DOL Issues Opinion Letter on FMLA Leave for School Meetings to Discuss IEPs

The OFCCP On Fire – Compliance Assistance Guides, Proposed Religious Exemption Rule, and Contractor Assistance Portal

TOP TIP: EEOC’s Criminal Background Check Guidance Enjoined by Fifth Circuit – What Does This Mean for Employers?

More NLRB Advice Memos – Wage Increases and Information, and Beck Rights!

A Busy Month at the OFCCP - Update for Government Contractors

Department of Labor Offers Guidance on Sleeping Time for Truck Drivers

TOP TIP: Maryland Commissioner of Labor and Industry Provides Clarification of New Noncompete Law

Update on Minimum Wage Increases in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Another NLRB Advice Memo on Handbook Rules

Federal Hate Crimes Act May Apply to Workplace Misconduct

Supreme Court Upholds Deference to Agency Interpretation of Regulations

TOP TIP: Make Sure to Define Your FMLA Year

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Charge Filing Requirement to be Procedural, Not Jurisdictional

Collection of D.C. Universal Paid Leave Tax Begins

D.C. Circuit Emphasizes Need for Specific Evidence to Support Legitimate Nondiscriminatory Reasons

Rats! Rules! Even More NLRB Advice Memos

NLRB Finds Certain Gig Economy Workers To Be Independent Contractors

Governor Hogan Vetos the Ban the Box Bill

Employers Must Submit EEO-1 Pay Data for Both 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019

And Even More NLRB Advice Memos – Work Rules, Communication Practices, and the Union’s Duty of Fair Representation

DOL Issues New (Not So Interesting) FLSA Opinion Letters on the “8 and 80” Rule, the Teacher Exemption, and the Agricultural Exemption

The Latest on the EEO-1 Form: Demographic Data Due By May 31, Compensation Data Due By September 30

Union Dues Revocation Developments – NLRB Issues Both Advice Memo and Decision

TOP TIP: DOL Offers Guidance on Determining Independent Contractor Status Under the FLSA

Baltimore City Employers Must Provide Lactation Accommodations, Effective April 15, 2019

Employers Must Submit EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019

The DOL Is On Fire – Proposed Joint Employer Rule Issued

TOP TIP: Maryland Sexual Harassment Disclosure Survey Now Open

DOL Issues Opinion Letters on Designating FMLA Leave, as well as Volunteer Activities and State Law Exemptions Under the FLSA

DOL Proposes Revisions to Calculation of Regular Rate of Pay

Fourth Circuit Offers Useful Guidance on ADA/Rehab Act and FMLA

OFCCP Issues Directive Establishing Voluntary Program for “High-Performing” Contractors

EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Update on Digital Charges and a Little More

DOL Issues Guidance on Tipped Employees

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Extended, and Other Impacts of the Government Shutdown on EEOC Timelines

A New Year, A New Batch of NLRB Advice Memos

NLRB Reinstates Prior Independent Contractor Standard

DOL Releases New Opinion Letters: Tipped Employees and Non-Tipped Work, Hourly/Daily/Shift Compensation for Exempt Employees, and More

Facebook Posts May Be Protected Concerted Activity

TOP TIP: Impact of Written Agreements on At-Will Employment

New Workplace Obligations for D.C. Employers - Generally and Those of Tipped Workers

DOL Announces New Compliance Tools for New and Small Businesses

OSHA Once Again Permits Broad Post-Incident Drug Testing and Rate-Based Safety-Incentive Programs

TOP TIP: Workplace Recordings – The Intersection of the NLRA and State Laws

Ninth Circuit Gives Deference to DOL’s Dual Jobs Regulation

Employers (Including Federal Contractors) Must Permit Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use Under Connecticut Law

Government Contractor Update: New OFCCP Directives and Minimum Wage Increase

Another Month, Another Release of NLRB Advice Memos – Independent Contractors, No-Recordings and Conflict of Interest Rules

TOP TIP: Employers Need To Be Careful About Harassment By Or Of Third Parties!

TOP TIP: It’s Time to Update Those Federal Forms and Notices – FMLA, FCRA and the ACA!

The OFCCP Issues a Flurry of Directives and Other Resources

This Month’s Assortment of NLRB Advice Memos – A Day Without Immigrants, Weingarten Rights, and Picketing

It’s About Time! DOL Releases Opinion Letters on the FMLA and FLSA

Full-Time Presence at Work Is Not Necessarily an Essential Function of the Job?

More NLRB Advice Memoranda…Policies, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Outsourcing

Trump DOL Offers Guidance on Independent Contractor Status

TOP TIP: Recent Developments on Weingarten Rights

Reminder about State and Local Minimum Wage Increases in Maryland and D.C.

TOP TIP: Employers Should Ensure They Are a Party to the Arbitration Agreement They Want to Enforce (Of Course)

Another Month, Another Slew of NLRB Advice Memos

Recent Court Rulings Highlight the Importance of Prompt and Proportionate Response to Harassment Complaints

Maryland Federal Court Permits Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Under Title VII

NLRB Issues New (And More Balanced) Guidance on Handbook Rules

Supreme Court Rules for Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

TOP TIP: Employment Action May Still Be Adverse Even If Employee Does Not Mind

Federal Appellate Courts Provide Guidance on Essential Functions Under the ADA

NLRB Releases More New Advice Memos

Maryland's General Assembly Just Passed Paid Sick Leave – Now What?

Montgomery County Amends Paid Sick Leave Law To Cover Parental Leave

Montgomery County's Sick Leave Law Takes Effect On October 1, 2016

Revised Mandatory Fair Labor Standards Act and Employee Polygraph Protection Act Posters Effective

President Obama Radically Expands EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

DOL's Proposed Overtime Rule

Ebola In The Workplace

Employment Law Deskbook

Volume 10, Labor and Employment Law

Maryland Human Resource Manual

DOL Overtime Rule Struck Down

Extraordinary Employee Excuses