Government Agencies Targeting Employers That Fail to “Hire American”


Following President Trump’s inauguration, and in response to his April 2017 “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, various agencies of the federal government have announced enhanced efforts to protect U.S. workers from discrimination.
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Opioid Epidemic Likely to Become a Workplace Issue for Maryland-Area Employers


Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.
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An Inside Job: Highlights From November’s ACC Presentation


On November 8, 2017, Suzzanne W. Decker, a Principal in the Miles & Stockbridge Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration practice group, and Sandra McLelland, Managing Counsel at Under Armour, presented a webinar to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) on preserving the attorney-client privilege in corporate investigations and the extent to which internal communications may be protected by the attorney-client privilege or the attorney work-product doctrine.
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Personal Jurisdiction Defense Gaining Traction in Mass Tort Litigation


For the past several years the United States Supreme Court has sought to clarify the proper exercise of specific personal jurisdiction over foreign corporate defendants.
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Should You Hoard Records If Benefit Claims Live Forever?


Human-resource professionals are a notoriously organized and efficient bunch.
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Baltimore City Asbestos Docket Dilemma Comes to a Head in Annapolis


Many plaintiffs consider the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to be the asbestos capital of the Maryland courts.
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CPSC Initiates Rulemaking to Ban Some Flame Retardants


In 2015, a group of consumer groups filed a petition with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) seeking to ban under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act the use of non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardants (“ORF”) from children’s products, furniture, mattresses and cases surrounding electronics.
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1099 or W-2? How to Classify Workers in the Gig Economy and Why It Matters


Uber and other ride sharing companies have been at the forefront of the “gig economy” where websites and mobile applications (commonly called “apps”) connect workers to customers who need a temporary service.
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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Constitutional Limits on Specific Jurisdiction Over Foreign Defendants…Again


Since 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court has continued to roll back the expansion of personal jurisdiction by lower courts and has set more limitations on where a plaintiff can sue corporate defendants.
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Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?


Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone.
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