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New Orders Limiting Travel and Authorizing Testing and Self-Quarantine of Travelers into Maryland Could Require Employers to Provide Paid Leave Under the FFCRA

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
December 22, 2020
On December 17, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan signed an Executive Order requiring all Marylanders to limit travel to essential purposes and requiring all Marylanders who travel outside of Maryland, or any individual who travels to Maryland, to follow the travel orders issued by the Secretary of Health.... Read more >
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Eliminating the Cliff: Maryland's New Child Support Guidelines

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
October 30, 2020
One of the factors considered when determining how much child support one parent should pay the other is the number of overnights the child spends with each parent.  Before October 1, 2020, if a child spent less 35% of the overnights (or 128 overnights per year) with one parent, then the other ... Read more >
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Five New Maryland Laws Take Effect October 1, 2020

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
August 31, 2020
It has been a year of many difficult adjustments for all Maryland employers.  A few more changes lie ahead, as new employment (and related) laws take effect October 1, 2020. The new laws include human relations protections, hate crime symbols, prohibitions on wage history inquiries, business... Read more >
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COVID-19: SBA Releases Guidance for PPP Flexibility Act

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
June 22, 2020
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Department of the Treasury released guidance on June 11, 2020 in the form of “Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) – Revisions to First Interim Final Rule” with subsequent revisions through June 19, 2020 (collectively, the “Revised Rul... Read more >
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COVID-19: PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Eases PPP Burdens

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
June 8, 2020
The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”) became law on June 5, 2020, as an attempt to ease some of the burdens placed on businesses that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) enacted in March as part of the CARES Act.&n... Read more >
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COVID-19: Executive Orders Affecting Health Care Providers

By: Lauren Ellison
May 18, 2020
In the March 16, 2020 Executive Order, Governor Hogan adopted various policies impacting healthcare facilities and providers in some of the initial steps towards flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases among Maryland residents. COVID-19 Facilities and Assets This Executive Order established tha... Read more >
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COVID-19: New Guidance on Liquidity Requirements for PPP Loans

By: Barry Weiskopf and Lauren Ellison
May 13, 2020
On April 29, 2020, the SBA released guidance addressing whether businesses owned by private companies with adequate sources of liquidity to support the business’ ongoing operations qualify for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan.  In its guidance, the SBA stated that businesses tha... Read more >