Federal Employees: Dealing With Disciplinary Actions

Federal employees generally enjoy stronger job security than employees in the private sector, but that job security is not without limits. While many believe that it is almost impossible to fire a federal employee, the truth is that the federal government can and does fire employees with some regularity. Before that extreme stage, however, federal employees are issued one or more disciplinary actions (also known as Read More

Maryland Restricts Non-Compete Clauses for Low-Wage Employees

If you have ever started a new job, you may have noticed a document in the mountain of paperwork you were asked to sign called a “non-compete agreement” or something similar. While non-compete agreements in some cases can be held enforceable against former employees, the Maryland General Assembly recently exempted a sizable portion of Maryland employees from their terms. Read on to find out if the new law applies to Read More

Employment Contract Issues for Medical Professionals

While most employees in the United States are “at will,” most employment relationships in the medical field — especially for physicians — are governed by an employment contract. These contracts vary by employer, location, and specialty, but there are several types of provisions that are common to almost all medical employment contracts. Below are a few of the most important terms that you should be aware of before Read More

Employment Contracts: Key Considerations for Maryland Executives

Employment Contracts: Key Considerations for Maryland Executives Maryland business executives, especially those in the health care industry, are in an ever-changing landscape. Businesses would like to acquire the best management talent, but at the same time, have flexibility to make quick changes in leadership. On the flipside, executives want job security, plenty of authority to accomplish their mandate and Read More

10 Ways Your Maryland Employment Lawyer Can Help You

Employment law is a large field that encompasses many different types of legal practice, including contract law, civil rights law, and administrative law. As such, employment attorneys do much more than just representing clients when disputes arise. In many cases, they can actually prevent disputes from arising. Below are 10 ways that your Maryland employment lawyer can help you. 1. Evaluating Your Employment Read More

5 Situations Where You Need a Maryland Employment Lawyer

You may think that only high-powered, highly-paid executives ever need employment attorneys, but that assumption could not be further from the truth. In reality, employment issues arise across the entire labor spectrum, all the way from CEOs of large corporations to high school students working their first summer job. Below are 5 situations that may arise in which you need a Maryland employment lawyer. 1. You Are Read More

What is the Process for Filing an Administrative Complaint of Employment Discrimination in Maryland?

When it comes to addressing the illegal acts of employers, such as pregnancy discrimination or sexual harassment, there are certain procedures you must follow before you can file a lawsuit. First, for most discrimination claims, you must file an administrative complaint with either the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). These are the agencies charged Read More

Guide to Laws Preventing Age Discrimination

As the American population ages, many individuals are now postponing retirement for much longer than previous generations. Some of the reasons for remaining in the workforce later in life include financial insecurity, access to employer-sponsored health plans, and simply wanting to stay active and engaged. One of the consequences of this shift is that older Americans are facing age discrimination in the workplace in Read More

Protecting Your Professional License FAQs

When a professional is accused of violating ethical rules and faces a disciplinary action, they often have many of the same questions. These are our answers to some of the most common questions about protecting professional licenses. Which bodies are responsible for investigating complaints against professionals in Maryland? The regulatory body responsible for investigating complaints and taking disciplinary Read More

Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination

On the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, CNN reported on some very troubling data which showed that many Americans with severe disabilities still face difficulty in taking advantage of work opportunities, even despite federal laws in place that are aimed at ensuring the disabled have equal opportunities to work in the United States. According to CNN, there are approximately 57 million Read More

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