Posted by Howard Hoffman | Jun 15, 2020 |
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in the realm of employment discrimination law. At issue in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, was whether or not an employer could fire an employee simply for being homosexual or transgender. In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Go...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | May 21, 2020 |
For those looking to read Judge Catherine B. Blake's opinion in Antietam Battlefield KOA, Inc. et al. v. Gov. Lawrence Hogan, where the US District Court for the District of Maryland rejected a preliminary injunction against Governor Hogan's stay at home orders, you may find it here:
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Mar 23, 2020 |
SPECIAL EMPLOYEE CLIENT ALERT
Surviving As A Restaurant Worker In A Workplace Impacted By COVID-19
By: Hoffman Employment Law
March 23, 2020
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has severely disrupted the restaurant industry, and consequently has cost possibly hundreds of thousands of jobs. ...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Mar 21, 2020 |
Our employer client advisory regarding COVID-19 is attached.
Coronavirus Client Alert (3.19.20).pdf
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Feb 05, 2020 |
CRIMINAL RECORD SCREENING PRACTICES (BAN THE BOX)
2020 Maryland Laws Ch. 3 (S.B. 839 (2019))
Many jurisdictions have enacted so-called “ban the box” legislation, which generally prohibits employers from requesting information regarding criminal background on ...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Oct 02, 2018 |
Are you a restaurant employee who has been forced to work lengthy periods of time on non-tipped activities at a subminimum wage? A recent case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reiterates the principle that if you are going to pay a restaurant worker a subminimum wage ...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Sep 27, 2018 |
On October 1, 2018, a new Maryland Law titled “Disclosing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Act of 2018” (the “Act”) goes into effect. The Act will immediately prohibit employment agreements containing any waiver of a “substantive or procedural” “right or remedy” relating to claims of sexual har...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Feb 14, 2018 |
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has now issued the poster that all Maryland employers are required to post concerning the new Maryland sick & safe leave law (the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act).
The poster link is http://dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/paidleavepo...
Posted by Howard Hoffman | Jan 16, 2018 |
On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan's veto of 2017 mandatory paid leave law (House Bill 1), providing “sick and safe” leave. Therefore, Maryland employers are now required to provide paid sick and safe leave to employees (1 hour for each 30 hours worked) to...