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News from BTLG:

BTLG attorney to become President of CLLA
BTLG attorney Chris Young will be sworn in as the next President of the Commercial Law League of America at CLLA's National Convention in Chicago
BTLG Attorneys Obtain Sanctions Judgment for Client
BTLG obtained a sanctions order reduced to judgment in the amount of $119,237.48
BTLG to Co-Host CLLA Regional Meeting
BTLG will co-host a regional Commercial Law League of America meeting in Denver on April 8th
BTLG attorney appointed to Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission
BTLG attorney appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission
Statute of Limitations not applicabe to arbitration agreement
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that Maryland's general three-year statute of limitations did not apply to a contractual arbitration agreement that was silent as to a limitation period for initiating an arbitration demand
Maryland Minimum Wage Increase 2020
As of January 1, 2020, the Maryland state minimum wage of $10.10 is $11.00 an hour for both large and small employers
Increased Salary Requirements for FLSA Exemptions 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor updated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by increasing the salary requirements necessary to qualify for certain overtime exemptions, effective January 1, 2020
Workplace Harassment - Prohibitions, Liability, Enforcement, and Prevention Training
Changes to Maryland’s anti-discrimination laws, focused on harassment, are set to take effect, significantly changing the employment liability landscape for small employers in Maryland
Non-competes for low wage earners void
Under a new Maryland law any non-compete agreement that restricts the ability of an employee who earns less than $15.00 per hour or $31,200)annually, to work in the same or similar business or trade shall be deemed null and void
New $15.00 Maryland Minimum Wage
Maryland recently joined the ranks of other states that have enacted legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour