May 2017 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FTC Provides Advice on Complying with FCRA In Background Checks The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a blog post reviewing the requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act when conducting background checks, and offering suggestions on how to comply […]

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Victory.

Teresa D. Teare and Parker E. Thoeni were successful in defending an FLSA wage and hour and wrongful discharge case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  The case, brought by a former employee against a for-profit education institute, was dismissed after the employee failed to pay […]

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Victory.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit affirmed a summary judgment victory that Parker E. Thoeni won on behalf of a casket company. The trial court had dismissed the plaintiff’s claims of discrimination as being outside the scope of the plaintiff’s charge of discrimination filed with the Equal […]

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Victory.

Bruce S. Harrison, Mark J. Swerdlin and Parker E. Thoeni won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a non-profit organization by an individual who asserted that she was jointly employed by the organization and another entity. The Circuit Court for Baltimore City found that the organization established that […]

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News – Update on Persuader Lawsuit.

A federal case filed by our firm and Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A., on behalf of Worklaw Network, challenging the Department of Labor’s new interpretation of the advice exemption from the persuader rule, was featured in a May 3, 2017 Law 360 article, “Trump DOL Asks For More Time In […]

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Presentation – Baltimore ACC Meeting.

Lindsey A. White and Teresa D. Teare will be speaking to the Baltimore Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel about recently enacted employment legislation in Maryland and surrounding jurisdictions. This event, which is open to Baltimore ACC members, will be held at noon at Morton’s Steak House on June […]

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Update to MOSH Reporting Requirements.

Maryland has incorporated the federal standards for reporting of work-related injuries and deaths. Thus, as under federal OSHA, state law now requires reporting within eight hours of the death of an employee or 24 hours of the in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye by an employee, as a […]

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