Monthly Archives: November 2009

Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act is Active

On Saturday, the anti-discrimination portions of the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) became effective. Title II of the law applies to employers with 15 or more employees, the threshold for race, sex, religious, and other forms of discrimination.  Employers are now forbidden from using “genetic information” in making employment decisions, and forbidden intentionally...
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More Enforcement for Wage and Hour Violations

As previously mentioned here, Maryland’s Workplace Fraud Act imposes new penalties on employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors.  At a talk before the Maryland State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section’s annual meeting recently, representatives from the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation explained the Department’s focus on the landscaping and construction industries. ...
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How Employers Can Honor Veterans

Veterans have long received mixed welcome upon their return home from service.  Many of us remember the Vietnam era veterans’ difficulty in reassimilating, facing as they did receptions ranging from indifference to outright hostility.  These days we give more lip service to honoring the sacrifices of this country’s service members.  But whether we truly support...
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