Monthly Archives: March 2019

Maryland Poised to Increase Minimum Wage to $15

Maryland appears poised to increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years, joining California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and various local jurisdictions, including its own Montgomery County and neighboring District of Columbia.

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David Clark Quoted in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason”

David J. Clark, Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in The New York Times, in “Did Your Doctor Disappear Without a Word? A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason,” by Michelle Andrews. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

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DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule – Employment Law This Week

A Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week: New Proposed Overtime Rule.

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Talking Tax – Issue 152

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman to look into ATO pursuing early recovery of tax debts

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ILN Firm of the Month – Ogden Murphy Wallace, Seattle!

We are proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Ogden Murphy Wallace, Seattle!
Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is a leading multispecialty law firm committed to providing practical, cost-effective legal services to businesses, municipal entities, and individuals. They have served Pacific Northwest clients for 100 years, providing additional legal services as their clients’ affairs have prospered and expanded. They address each client’s needs with the most appropriate expertise available in their firm, using a team approach to draw on the specialized knowledge of attorneys best qualified to meet those needs.
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New DOL Opinion Letters Address State Law Residential Janitor Exemption and Participation in an Employer’s Optional Volunteer Program

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) released two opinion letters concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). One letter addresses the interplay between New York State’s overtime exemption for residential janitors (colloquially referred to as apartment “supers”) and the FLSA, which does not exempt such employees, and the other addresses whether time spent participating in an employer’s optional volunteer program constitutes “hours worked” requiring compensation under the FLSA.

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Has there been ‘Fairness in Franchising’? Key recommendations of the Franchise Inquiry released

On 14 March 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) released its report on the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Report). The Parliamentary inquiry was established in early 2018 to address alleged systemic issues within the franchising sector.

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Counsel 2U: Marketing & Advertising Series

We are thrilled to introduce our inaugural Marketing & Advertising quarterly seminar series. Each seminar will focus on a different aspect of how the latest legal developments are affecting marketers, agencies and ad tech companies, paying particular attention to how innovative and leading-edge changes in law, cases and regulations are shaping today’s market.

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Employer ordered to pay $150k for lack of investigation into sexual assault

A steel product manufacturer has been ordered to pay its former employee $130,000 for pain and suffering caused by sexual harassment experienced in the course of her employment (jointly with the perpetrator of the harassment). In addition to this, the company is to pay $20,000 to the employee in the form of aggravated damages.

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Bipartisan Group of Six Senators Seeks GAO Review of Non-Competes

On March 7, 2019, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), requesting that the agency perform a review of the effect of non-competition agreements “on workers and on the economy as a whole.” The six signatories to the letter were Chris Murphy (D-CT), Todd Young (R-IN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR). In particular, they asked the GAO to assess:

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