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Employment Law

Handling Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in the Workplace

Discrimination and sexual harassment are serious workplace concerns, and can have major legal implications if not handled in a proper and timely manner. Here, the legal professionals at SLHS detail methods to handle these types of complaints. What is the Legal Definition of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination? Sexual harassment is considered any unwelcome sexual advance…

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Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees the right to take time off for a variety of reasons. Here, the legal professionals at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger detail what those reasons are as well as clarify other issues regarding FMLA. Eligibility for FMLA Employees who fall into the following circumstances are…

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Independent Contractors: The Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

Hiring independent contractors has become necessary for many companies and prominent within entire industries. But, many contractors are actually treated like employees, for which there is a large difference under the law. Here, the employment law attorneys at SLHS provide considerations for hiring an independent contractor. There are distinct differences between employees and independent contractors.…

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Federal Judge Blocks DOL Overtime Rule

“New overtime rules that would increase the pay for over 4 million American workers were supposed to take effect next week. Businesses have been preparing to meet those regulations. But this week, a federal judge blocked that Labor Department order.” Read the full NPR report here. 

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Classifying an ‘Employee’

In a 15-page memo released last summer, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) sought to help employers and legal officials better understand the difference between an independent contractor and an employee. However, this clarification has had further implications on filing federal employment taxes, in addition to how an employer must pay and offer benefits…

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Maryland Employee Break Laws

Neither Maryland state or United States federal laws require employers to provide breaks for most employees—including breaks for meals. The employment law attorneys at Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A. have provided this information to help you understand Maryland employee break laws. Do Employers Have to Provide Breaks? It may surprise most people that, unlike…

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

The attorneys at Snee, Mahoney, Lutche & Helmlinger P.A. discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s updated guidance on pregnancy discrimination within the workplace. In March of 2015, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Young v. UPS, establishing that a pregnant employee can claim a prima facie case of disparate treatment if her employer…

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What Employers Need to Know About Severe Weather

As the seasons change, atmospheric pressure and conditions reach an ideal state for creating severe weather systems such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and blizzards. It is important to know the employer guidelines regarding business operations and compensation in the event that a severe weather system strikes your region.  The emergence of severe weather requires…

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