The Maryland General Assembly passed a new law, effective October 1, 2019, which outlaws non-competition agreements for employees earning no more than $15 per hour, or $31,200 per year. The new law declares that the public policy of the State forbids enforcement of a contract that restricts an employee...
In my morning paper today, November 13, 2018, two of the front page stories dealt with sexual abusers. One was the Vatican’s instruction to U.S. bishops to refrain from voting on their plans to improve protection for victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. Protests are ongoing in Baltimore as the bishops meet, obey the...Read more
More than a year has passed since I’ve updated this blog. Employment developments have occurred in that time, naturally, but for various reasons I have been quiet. Now it appears that the pace of change will increase. Laws and regulations put into place during eight years of a Democratic administration are at risk. In addition,...Read more
So, many of us were surprised that Peggy Young convinced the Supreme Court that she deserves a trial. It is never a good idea to bet on a Supreme Court case. The short story of Peggy Young goes like this. Ms. Young worked for UPS delivering packages on its early morning shift. She unload...Read more