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D.C. Employee Leave Updates

April 12, 2021
D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act and D.C. FMLA The D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act (“UPLA” or “the Act”) took effect on April 7, 2017.  If you are a covered D.C. employer, you are undoubtedly aware that you have been paying into the Universal Paid Leave Implementation Fund since July 1, 2... Read more >

Update on American Rescue Plan Act

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell and Melissa Calhoon Jones
April 9, 2021
Last month, we provided information on the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which went into effect April 1, 2021.  Since then, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued guidance and model notices on ARPA’s COBRA subsidy.  The DOL’s resources can be found here: FAQs About ... Read more >

Non-Compete Laws Round-Up

April 1, 2021
This information was updated on September 3, 2021.  Click here to see the update. Employers have used non-compete agreements, or restrictive covenants, to prohibit their employees from working for a competitor within a certain time period after leaving their job.  In recent years, a han... Read more >

ARPA Tax Credit Provisions Impact Employee Leave and COBRA Coverage

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones and Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
March 31, 2021
This information has been updated with DOL resources. The American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), which was enacted on March 11, 2021, includes provisions for employee paid sick and family leave, and assistance with payment of COBRA premiums for the continuation of health coverage, the costs of wh... Read more >

Tydings Names Diane V. D'Aiutolo as Managing Partner

February 19, 2021
Tydings, a leading Maryland law firm advising clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, is pleased to announce that Diane V. D’Aiutolo has been selected to serve as the firm’s next managing partner.  Diane, who has served on the firm’s management committee for six years, becomes the fir... Read more >

Business Impact First 100 Days

February 11, 2021
Melissa served as a panelist on this webinar hosted by The Daily Record.  The webinar focused on what businesses could expect during the new administration's first 100 days.  Topics included COVID-19, vaccines, tax, regulation, health care, and tariffs.  Melissa addressed employment c... Read more >

FFCRA Leave Expires; Payroll Tax Credits Available Until March 31, 2021

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
January 4, 2021
The paid leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) ended on December 31, 2020.  As a reminder, these leave requirements had two components:  (1) up to 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave, which could be used by an employee who was unable to work for any of... Read more >

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 >