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Maryland Medical Marijuana Patients and their Right to Bear Arms

November 1, 2019
Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states (including Maryland) and the District of Columbia, but remains illegal under federal law.  Can your right to treat your ailment with medical marijuana under state law infringe on your constitutional right to bear arms?  In Maryland—absolutely.&nbsp... Read more >
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Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Claims

By: Gregory M. Garrett
October 8, 2019
Direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) telemedicine has been defined as the use of smartphones, computers, or standard telephones to obtain medical treatment or advice without a face-to-face meeting, or a prior relationship with the treating physician.  The practice of DTC telemedicine began to gain tr... Read more >
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New and Amended Ordinances Affecting Baltimore City Employers

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
October 1, 2019
The Baltimore City Council was active this spring, enacting new and amended ordinances affecting workplace rights. Lactation Breaks and Accommodations.  Baltimore City enacted a sweeping ordinance, which took effect in April 2019, requiring employers with two or more full-time equivalent ... Read more >
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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 >