News & Insights


More Information on the Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
March 5, 2018
DLLR has issued a draft notice posting for Maryland employers regarding employee rights under Maryland’s new paid sick and safe leave law, which took effect on February 11, 2018.  The poster is available here and should be posted in the same location where employers post other state and ... Read more >

Federal Government Scales Back on Fines for Nursing Homes

By: Ferrier R. Stillman and Gregory M. Garrett
February 19, 2018
Maryland has more than 200 licensed nursing homes.  Although the number of nursing home complaints nationwide increased by 33 percent from 2011 to 2015, there was only a 7 percent increase in Maryland.  However, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), M... Read more >

Recent Developments in Maryland Family Law

By: Ferrier R. Stillman
October 6, 2017
Two family law bills passed by the General Assembly, and signed by the Governor this spring, became law on October 1, 2017.  The Health Care Decisions Act:  Previously, a spouse had the unfettered right to make health care decisions on behalf of the other spouse in the event of incapaci... Read more >

Non-Traditional Financial Service Providers - Auto Dealers, Tax Preparers, Payday Lenders, and Others - BewareConsumer Data Protection Law Applies to You

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
September 29, 2017
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 requires financial institutions and businesses that offer consumers financial products or services, like financial or investment advice, or loans, to safeguard sensitive customer data and to notify customers of their information-sharing practices.  The law app... Read more >

Minority Business Enterprise Wins Against Age Discrimination Claim

August 9, 2017
Last month, Tydings successfully defended a minority business enterprise client against an age discrimination claim brought by a former employee in a jury trial. Tydings’ attorney, Jaime Luse, obtained a judgment in the employer’s favor following a three-day jury trial in the Circuit Cou... Read more >

Form I-9 -- Revised Again!

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
August 2, 2017
The USCIS has issued yet another revision to Form I-9, the form all employers must complete within 3 days of hire, to verify a new employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  The revisions include changes to the instructions and to the list of acceptable documents.&nbsp... Read more >