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COVID-19: Maryland Relief Fund Programs

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
March 23, 2020
Governor Larry Hogan announced the availability of $125 million in loans and grants to small Maryland businesses and tax-exempt organizations through the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.  A $75 million loan fund (for “for-profit” businesses only) and a $50 million gra... Read more >

A Message to Our Clients and Friends

March 18, 2020
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to grow, Tydings is primarily concerned about the health and welfare of the community and, in particular our clients and personnel.  We hope that you and those close to you remain healthy.  But, we also remain focused on continuing to meet y... Read more >

COVID-19: Financial Concerns for Maryland Businesses

By: Alan M. Grochal, Richard L. Costella, and Joseph M. Selba
March 17, 2020
We are well aware of the economic uncertainties and questions our clients may face amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health challenge.  Our lawyers are experienced in helping small- and medium-size businesses, as well as lenders, landlords, and other creditors, with restructuring, refinancing, an... Read more >

COVID-19: Resources for Employers

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
March 13, 2020
The news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) is changing at such a rapid pace that it may be difficult for employers to focus on the issues impacting their workplaces and workforces.  Logistical planning is critical, as employers grapple with supply chain logistics, contemplate layoffs, and get their ... Read more >

COVID-19: CMS Issues Guidance on Coronavirus in Nursing Homes

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
March 5, 2020
On March 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidelines for infection control and prevention of the coronavirus (COVID -19) in nursing homes. To get the most up-to-date information, visit: Maryland Department of Aging. For more information about this and other m... Read more >

Tydings Celebrates 90 Years Serving Maryland

In 2020, Tydings celebrates 90 years of serving Maryland.  Bill Carrier, the firm’s managing partner, said the firm will earmark this milestone by continuing to carry on the tradition that Senator Millard Tydings and Morris Rosenberg set when they started working together ... Read more >

Veto Override: New "Ban the Box" Legislation Takes Effect February 29, 2020

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
February 24, 2020
On January 30, 2020, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of a 2019 bill prohibiting Maryland employers with 15 or more full-time employees from making criminal history inquiries before the first in-person interview.  This new law will take effect on February ... Read more >

Proposed Family Law Bills in the 2020 Session of the General Assembly

By: Ferrier R. Stillman and Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
February 5, 2020
Two bills, which affect child support, divorcing couples, and the practice of family law, will be considered in the 2020 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. The first bill, if passed, would authorize the court to grant a divorce on the grounds of “separation of affection” if the parties... Read more >

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

By: Danielle H. Russell
January 17, 2020
The New Requirements for Involuntary Discharges in Maryland Skilled Nursing Facilities. Beginning October 1, 2019, nursing facilities in Maryland have been subject to additional statutory requirements and restrictions on the involuntary discharge of a resident.  Non-compliance with these req... Read more >