New Maryland Law Greatly Expands Contractor Liability Regarding Wage Payment and Collection


On October 1, 2018, Maryland Senate Bill 853, also known as Maryland’s General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages Act, went into effect, expanding the liability of a general contractor on a construction project under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law.
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Law360: Why Janus Should Make Public Employers Think Twice


In the months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31,[1] striking down compulsory agency fees for public employees on First Amendment grounds, there has been extensive public discussion of the ruling’s impact on public sector union finances, public employer operations, and even the potential implications for other compelled-fee organizations like bar associations.
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USCIS Implements New Removal Proceedings Policy – But Not for Employment Cases


In our July 12, 2018 blog, we discussed a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy requiring the issuance of a Notice to Appear (NTA), which initiates removal proceedings against a foreign national, upon the denial of an immigration benefit request where the denial renders the applicant “not legally present” in the United States.
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Take My [Wife/Husband/Spouse], Please . . . Protection from Marital Status Discrimination Expanded In New and Surprising Ways


For better or worse, when your parents disapprove of the person you’ve chosen to marry, there’s not much recourse in the law (although some might call your parents’ attitude a form of intentional infliction of emotional distress).
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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