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Employment Contract Provisions Play Out in Maryland Courts

In a recent Washington Post article, The legal maneuver that allows corporations to pretend that state laws don’t exist, Jay Holland addresses how companies are dodging Maryland Employment laws by including “choice-of-law” provisions in their employee contracts. These provisions essentially allow businesses to pick which state will govern their employment related matters. While this standardizes agreements for companies who operate nationally, it also allows them to protect their own interests.

As Jay Holland stated in the Washington Post article, “These laws — wage and hour laws, discrimination, consumer protection —  are intended to be broadly interpreted, broadly construed, to provide protection to individuals who did not necessarily have the power to individually negotiate their contracts. The courts seem to be losing sight of that, in my view.”

For more information on employee contracts or other employment related legal matters, contact Jay Holland at 240-553-1198 or

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