It always pays to learn from the mistakes of others! A large clothing retailer recently entered into a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) following an allegation that the company discriminated against a non-US citizen in violation of federal immigration laws, including the Immigration and Nationality Act. What did the employer do wrong?… More
Month: July 2015
DOL Independent Contractor Memo– Not News, Just a Reminder
DOL issued a 15-page memo last week about the potential misclassification of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as independent contractors. The take-away: DOL thinks most independent contractors are misclassified and should be considered employees. This memo is nothing new—it is merely an articulation of current law. But it is a reminder (as… More
MD Minimum Wage =’s $8.25
Maryland’s minimum wage jumped a quarter – up from $8.00 to $8.25. Change was effective July 1, so make sure your payroll is correct!
New Alert on Paid Leave, Tipped Minimum Wage, Overtime, Pregnancy Discrimination, & Same Sex Marriage
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A. Employment Law Alert Montgomery County, Maryland Passes Mandatory Paid Leave Law In mid-June 2015, the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to enact a law that mandates paid leave be provided to persons working in the county, including those working in the private sector. The Earned Sick Leave and… More