Judge Davis’ Paean to G.G. and Other Brave Individuals Who Opposed Discrimination

By | Labor & Employment Report | April 13, 2017
The issue of transgender rights has been the recent focus of much media attention, and Senior Circuit Judge Andre Davis has added an elegant and eloquent contribution to the conversation through his concurring opinion to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s order vacating the preliminary injunction it had previously issued in the case of G.G. View Full Post
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Judge Davis’ Paean to G.G. and Other Brave Individuals Who Opposed Discrimination

By | Labor & Employment Report | April 13, 2017
transgender1600The issue of transgender rights has been the recent focus of much media attention, and Senior Circuit Judge Andre Davis has added an elegant and eloquent contribution to the conversation through his concurring opinion to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s order vacating the preliminary injunction it had previously issued in the case of G.G. View Full Post
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Maryland’s General Assembly Just Passed Paid Sick Leave – Now What?

As you may have heard, the Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill that requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide up to 5 days of paid sick leave and smaller employers to provide unpaid sick leave. The bill, known as the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, now heads to the Governor’s desk. View Full Post
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Sick Leave for Your Dog?

By | Labor & Employment Report | March 23, 2017
Rook with scarfI have previously blogged about the fact that the Family and Medical Leave Act and state counterparts don’t allow employees to take time off to care for an ill or dying pet (see my Pet Bereavement Leave? post here). Recently, however, I heard about a sick leave ordinance – in Emeryville, California – that allows employees to take time off to care for certain animals! View Full Post
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Thoughts On the Fight for Fifteen from a Management Lawyer

By | Labor & Employment Report | March 16, 2017
moneyI have been watching, with interest and trepidation, the Baltimore City Council’s proposal to raise the minimum wage in the City to $15/hour by 2022. While I certainly understand the desire to “share the wealth” and to ensure a decent living standard, as several Council members have stated, I am very concerned about the unintended consequences of this well-meaning action – particularly on non-profit organizations. View Full Post
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