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Maryland Employment Laws Taking Effect October 1, 2021

August 16, 2021
As Maryland employers continue to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland General Assembly passed several new bills this session that were recently signed into law, to take effect on October 1, 2021. These laws clarify and alter existing laws from 2020 and create new requirements... Read more >
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Benjamin S. Harvey Joins Tydings

August 2, 2021
Tydings welcomes Benjamin S. Harvey as an associate in its litigation department and health care practice group. Mr. Harvey's experience includes representing health care providers and practitioners in diverse medical malpractice and health care liability lawsuits; manufacturers and contract... Read more >

Bar Association of Baltimore City Recognizes William C. Sammons

By: William C. Sammons
June 24, 2021
Tydings is pleased to announce that the Bar Association of Baltimore City has recognized William C. Sammons for 50 years of practicing law and serving both the Baltimore legal profession and the community at large. Diane D’Aiutolo, Tydings Managing Partner, says, “Bill’s leadership within t... Read more >
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What Taxpayers Need to Know About the Increased Child Tax Credit in 2021

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
June 17, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARPA”) of 2021 recently increased the amount taxpayers can receive for the Child Tax Credit.  For a taxpayer’s 2021 tax returns, the amount was increased by $1,000 (from $2,000 to $3,000) for children between the age of 6 and 18 at the end of the 2021 ca... Read more >

Chambers USA Recognizes Tydings' Lawyers

May 20, 2021
Tydings is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again ranked the firm and two of its partners, Alan M. Grochal and Richard L. Costella, for their work in bankruptcy and restructuring in its 2021 edition of Chambers USA. Bankruptcy/Restructuring This is the ninth consecutive year ... Read more >
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D.C. Employee Leave Updates

April 12, 2021
D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act and D.C. FMLA The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act (“UPLA” or “the Act”) took effect on April 7, 2017.  If you are a covered D.C. employer, you are undoubtedly aware that you have been paying into the Universal Paid Leave Implementation Fund since July 1, 2... Read more >
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Update on American Rescue Plan Act

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell and Melissa Calhoon Jones
April 9, 2021
Last month, we provided information on the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which went into effect April 1, 2021.  Since then, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued guidance and model notices on ARPA’s COBRA subsidy.  The DOL’s resources can be found here: FAQs About ... Read more >
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Non-Compete Laws Round-Up

April 1, 2021
This information was updated on September 3, 2021.  Click here to see the update. Employers have used non-compete agreements, or restrictive covenants, to prohibit their employees from working for a competitor within a certain time period after leaving their job.  In recent years, a han... Read more >
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ARPA Tax Credit Provisions Impact Employee Leave and COBRA Coverage

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones and Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
March 31, 2021
This information has been updated with DOL resources. The American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which was enacted on March 11, 2021, includes provisions for employee paid sick and family leave, and assistance with payment of COBRA premiums for the continuation of health coverage, the costs of wh... Read more >