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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors-Executive Order
President Obama signed an executive order requiring that federal contractors provide paid sick leave to their employees working on certain type of contracts, effective January 1, 2017
BTLG client wins contempt action
By order dated September 30, 2016, the Circuit Court for Carroll County found Francesco "Frank" Illiano and his company Illiano Property Management Inc. in contempt for willful failure to obey writs issued by the Court
Montgomery County Sick and Safe Leave
Effective October 1, 2016, all employers with employees working in Montgomery County, Maryland must provide sick leave to each employee.
Wage Payment for Interns
Unless they fall in to a legal exception, interns must be treated, and paid, as employees
Successor liability: Mere continuation revisited
A corporation which acquires the assets of another corporation is not liable for the debts and liabilities of the predecessor corporation, absent several exceptions
Demand refusal: Board action without a Special Litigation Committee
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals clarifies the appropriate standard of review of board action without the use of a special litigation committee (“SLC”).
Unpaid Interns: Discrimination and Accommodation
The federal courts have historically held that civil rights protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do not extend to unpaid interns.
Letters of Intent: don’t assume you can’t be bound to terms within a letter of intent
The fact that a letter of intent contemplates future agreements does not alone render the terms unenforceable.
BTLG client wins derivative action
BTLG client 1st Team Fitness LLC wins verdict against partner Francesco "Frank" Illiano for direct and derivative claims of more than $500,000 with findings of fraud and conversion
What Time is Compensable Under FLSA
The Portal to Portal Act exempts certain activities from compensable time covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act.