Monthly Archives: April 2013

Maryland Passes Tax Relief for Discrimination Damages

The Maryland General Assembly passed the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act (HB1169/SB639).  The law addresses the taxation disparity between personal injury and employment discrimination plaintiffs:  emotional distress damage awards are taxable to the latter but not the former.  The disparity encompasses a large number of federal laws relating to employment discrimination and retaliation, including Title...
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Maryland Requires Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

After a busy and eventful session, the Maryland General Assembly has convened for the year.  Several new employment related bills were passed by both houses, and are expected to be signed into law by the Governor. One new law is titled the Pregnancy Fairness Act (HB804/SB784).  Its genesis lies in a recent Fourth Circuit case involving...
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