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Response to #MeToo: Changes to Maryland's Human Relations Law

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
July 22, 2019
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Maryland General Assembly continued its work to increase protections for workers with respect to workplace harassment (see our previous client alert) resulting in a number of significant changes to the state Human Relations Law, effective October 1, 2019.  ... Read more >
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Legal Changes Impacting Low Wage Workers

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
June 21, 2019
Two new Maryland laws will take effect this year benefiting employees working for less than $15 per hour.  The first is the long-discussed “Fight For Fifteen” increase in the state minimum wage.   The second invalidates non-competition agreements with employees making equal to or&... Read more >
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Medical Cannabis in Maryland - What Health Care Providers Need to Know

By: Lauren Ellison, Gregory M. Garrett, and Franklin M. Lee
June 19, 2019
The Maryland General Assembly recently wrapped up its legislative session having made a number of changes impacting Maryland’s medical marijuana industry.  Although we recently published the article, Medical Marijuana Laws in the Mid-Atlantic – What Health Care Providers Need to Know, provi... Read more >
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Medical Marijuana Laws in the Mid-Atlantic -- What Health Care Providers Need to Know

By: Lauren Ellison, Gregory M. Garrett, and Franklin M. Lee
February 26, 2019
Over the past few years, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia have made significant changes to their laws governing medical marijuana.  As this fledgling new industry emerges, prospective growers, dispensaries, and processors of medical cannabis must navigate a constantly evolving thicket o... Read more >
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Tax Changes Affecting Family Law

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell and Ferrier R. Stillman
December 11, 2018
The Tax Law enacted in 2017 has tax implications in 2018 and 2019. Alimony.   Marital settlement agreements and court orders which are signed after December 31, 2018, are no longer allowed legally to make alimony payments tax deductible to the payor and taxable income to the payee.  ... Read more >
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Physician Practice Roll-Ups

By: Barry Weiskopf
July 18, 2018
Ever evolving, the practice of medicine is generally thought to be carried out through practitioners, their practices, and hospitals.  Venture capitalists are a relatively recent addition who have influenced the field by increasing the number of physician practice “roll-ups.”  An amorp... Read more >
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Sexual Harassment Disclosure - Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
July 9, 2018
A new Maryland law taking effect October 1, 2018, invalidates employment contracts, policies, or agreements that would waive an employee’s rights or remedies in connection with future claims of sexual harassment or retaliation for raising such claims. The “Disclosure of Sexual Harassment in t... Read more >