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

Top Seven Laws Every Employer Should Know*

1.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)– In brief, Title VII bars certain employers from discriminating against employees, former employees, or applicants for employment based on race, color, national origin, religion or sex (including gender and pregnancy). Title VII also prohibits harassment and retaliation based on the same protected characteristics…. More

Proper Documentation Overcomes Speculative Retaliation Claim

A deaf employee was fired because of offensive behavior.  The employee sued claiming the termination was retaliation for his complaints about the quality of his Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation. Pearlman v. Pritzker (4th Cir. 2014).   The employer was able to successfully defend itself (At summary judgment!! Meaning it avoided the expense of a… More