Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Labor & Employment

Posted on Wed, 2020-03-25 10:13 by Jerry D Miller in Business Law

Effective April 2, 2020 businesses with up to 500 employees will be subject to expanded paid sick and family leave obligations.      


Sick Leave - Under the new law, all employees are eligible for 80 hours of paid sick leave under the following COVID-19 related circumstances:


1. If the employee is subject to a federal, state or local quarantine or isolation;  


2. If the employees advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine; 


3. If the employee is symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis; 

Posted on Sun, 2020-03-22 11:10 by Erika Jacobsen White in Labor & Employement, Civil Rights

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The federal government is now in a state of National Emergency, and shelter-in-place orders are starting to be issued to protect people from COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). States and local governments are shuttering the doors of schools, courts, and other places of mass gatherings. 

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 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.    

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