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Posted on Wed, 2018-01-31 13:11 by Jerry D Miller in Business Law

The Healthy Working Families Act is now the law in Maryland.    


Maryland businesses with 15 or more employees are required to provide paid “sick and safe” leave at the rate of at least one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to a minimum of at least 40 hours of paid leave per year.  Businesses with less than 15 employees are required to provide unpaid sick and safe leave that accrues at the same rate.  


Employees eligible to receive sick and safe leave benefits are those 18 years and older who work at least 12 hours per week.

Posted on Tue, 2015-10-13 06:57 by Levi S. Zaslow in


This blog is a summary of recent significant appellate decisions by the Court of Special of Appeals of Maryland in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Insurance, Landlord-Tenant, Guardianship, Lead Paint, Corporations and Associations, Foreclosure, and Family Law. 


Workers’ Compensation


Long v. Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund, No. 2615, Sept. Term, 2013 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Sept. 30, 2015).

Posted on Fri, 2014-08-08 00:00 by Bethany L. Flanders in Real Estate

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Foreclosure. It was a relatively rare term just a few years ago but as we all know, with the collapse of the economy and the burst of the housing “bubble,” came the increase of foreclosures and bank-owned properties all over the United States.


Posted on Thu, 2014-03-20 21:09 by Bethany L. Flanders in Insurance, Real Estate

  Most people have car insurance and health insurance.  Some people even have pet insurance!  If you own property, you most likely have homeowner’s insurance.  But how many people have title insurance and/or even know what it covers?

Posted on Fri, 2013-12-13 18:33 by Bethany L. Flanders in Business Services, Maryland Law, Real Estate, Taxes


The 2013 legislative session brought about some positive changes in the area of taxability of indemnity deeds of trusts (otherwise known as indemnity mortgages), supplemental instruments, and refinance instruments.  This new law applies to any of these types of financial instruments recorded on or after July 1, 2013.


Posted on Fri, 2013-08-23 13:10 by Harvey S. Jacobs in Real Estate


On June 26, 2013, the United State Supreme Court issued its 5-4 opinion in the case of United States v. Windsor. This opinion found that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.  Section 3 defined the word “marriage” to mean “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and defined the word “spouse” as only person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.  1 U.S.C. §7.