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

Jury Room becomes War Zone for AutoZone: Jury renders $185 Million Verdict Against Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

Last week, the jury in Juarez v. AutoZone Stores, Inc. (S.D. Cal. 2012), awarded a former employee $872,000.00 in compensatory damages and $185 million in punitive damages due to pregnancy discrimination she suffered at AutoZone. Plaintiff claimed that her supervisor told her he felt sorry for her when she told him she was pregnant. Soon… More

DC Again- The Term “Labor Law” Takes on New Meaning As DC Passes New Pregnancy Protections

D.C. has passed the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014, which will require employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees who are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, a related medical condition, or breastfeeding. Specifically, it will be unlawful for an employer to: • refuse to make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations related to… More