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News from BTLG:

Voting Leave
Maryland employers have an obligation to provide paid leave for employees to vote under certain circumstances
Maryland’s #MeToo Bill – New Reporting Requirements
In the wake of the nation’s #MeToo movement, Maryland now joins the ranks of other states, such as Illinois and New York, that have adopted stricter sexual harassment policies.
Maryland Minimum Wage Increase 2018
Beginning on July 1, 2018, Maryland’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $10.10 an hour.
General Data Protection Regulation
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went in to effect, regulating any business that collects or processes the personal data of EU residents
Maryland Healthy Working Families Act
As of February 11, 2018, employers employing fifteen (15) or more employees are required to provide paid Sick and Safe Leave to their employees. Smaller employers are required to provide unpaid leave.
BTLG Attorneys Obtain Jury Verdict in Excess of $2.3M
BTLG attorneys obtained a verdict on November 9, 2017 for a BTLG client in excess of $2.3M after an eight-day jury trial
BTLG Attorneys Assist in Acquisition Creating $40M+ Business Combination
BTLG attorneys assisted client Optivor Technologies LLC in its acquisition of Advanced Communications Solutions Inc.
The American Rule
Maryland’s highest court has re-affirmed the adherence to the American Rule regarding attorneys’ fees, that each party must pay its own way
Joint Employers Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Under certain circumstances when an employee works for more than one employer those employers may be considered joint employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)
Application of the Business Judgment Rule to Stockholder Derivative Claims
Maryland’s highest court determined that the modified business judgment rule established in Boland v. Boland does not apply to a disinterested and independent board of directors’ decision to deny a shareholder litigation demand