Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Labor & Employment

Posted on Mon, 2019-10-07 09:23 by Brian J. Markovitz in Overtime, Labor and Employment

Overtime pay for workweeks involving more than 40 hours of work is just one of the protections the law provides to prevent the exploitation of working people.  The Department of Labor revises its policies periodically to reflect the changes in the economy, and the overtime pay regulations are no exception to this principle.  On September 24, 2019, the U.S.

Posted on Tue, 2019-10-01 08:59 by Jay P. Holland in Labor & Employement

Maryland Expands Anti-Discrimination Law To Include Independent Contractors, And Expand Rights of Harassment Victims


The Maryland Human Relations Act (the “Maryland HRA”), is generally broader and procedurally distinct from its federal counterpart, commonly referred to as Title VII. Maryland has now amended its law in some very significant respects.


Independent Contractors

Posted on Thu, 2019-09-26 09:53 by Brian J. Markovitz in Labor & Employment

Federal, state, and local law protect workers from discrimination by employers based on a variety of factors, such as race and gender, as well as personal circumstances such as disabilities, pregnancy, and the unexpected need to provide care for family members.  Discrimination can take the form of withholding of job offers to applicants, unjustified termination of current employees, or harassment in the workplace.  When employers consistently pay workers with the same level of education and experience different salaries for performing the same job duties, discrimination may be the reason wh

Posted on Thu, 2019-06-27 13:35 by Veronica Nannis in Qui Tam, False Claims Act, whistleblower

Some famous whistleblowers have made headlines in recent years, but there is not a lot known about what the typical whistleblower does. Edward Snowden or Linda Tripp are famous, or infamous, examples of well-known whistleblowers. But, the typical whistleblower is not in it for the money and does not get any fame. Instead, they are the kind of person who refuses to be a bystander, or worse, a participant, in fraud.

Posted on Wed, 2019-06-05 14:58 by Matthew E. Kreiser in

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court in Fort Bend County v. Lois M.

Posted on Mon, 2018-08-13 15:34 by Brian J. Markovitz in

While it may at first glance seem that a non-profit organization’s philanthropic nature would set it apart from profit-driven business models, the legal reality of running a non-profit is actually often similar to that of a for-profit business. This is especially true regarding employer-employee relations, and the employer’s obligations to the employee under federal, state, and local employment laws and ordinances.  It is very rare indeed that employment-related, legal requirements are different for non-profit employers than that of companies. 

Posted on Thu, 2018-05-31 14:53 by Veronica Nannis in

 


With the recent cancellation of ABC’s sitcom Roseanne, many are talking about the First Amendment and its reach within the workplace. Did Roseanne have the right to speak her opinion? Does ABC have the right to fire her? JGL Principal Veronica Nannis explores this current situation from all sides in her most recent blog.    

Posted on Tue, 2017-10-17 14:04 by Jay P. Holland in Labor Employment

We may not all know the term emoji, but we have all seen them or used them. Emojis are small digital images or icons used to express an idea or emotion online. The term is only a couple of decades old and derives from the Japanese words e, a picture, and moji, a letter or character.

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