Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog - Labor & Employment

Posted on Tue, 2021-04-06 13:18 by Erika Jacobsen White, Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Labor & Employment

Intimate partner violence and abuse is on the rise during the pandemic.  The statistics are staggering – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience intimate partner violence in some form.[1]  Intimate partner violence can take many forms including emotional, physical, sexual or financial – it impacts women and men of every race, gender, orientation, and class.

Posted on Tue, 2021-04-06 13:18 by Erika Jacobsen White, Lindsay Parvis in Family Law, Labor & Employment

Intimate partner violence and abuse is on the rise during the pandemic.  The statistics are staggering – 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experience intimate partner violence in some form.[1]  Intimate partner violence can take many forms including emotional, physical, sexual or financial – it impacts women and men of every race, gender, orientation, and class.

Posted on Sat, 2020-06-13 12:51 by Veronica Nannis in Covid19, Labor & Employement

AS MANY AMERICANS HEAD BACK TO THE WORKPLACE, EEOC UPDATES ITS PANDEMIC EEO GUIDANCE:


WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO & WHAT CAN EMPLOYEES DEMAND?

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.

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