OK at Work: Employers’ Obligations to Prevent Sexual Harassment

On this week’s OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss employers’ obligations to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, whether that harassment comes from other employees, or third parties not employed by the company. Though it can be challenging for companies to take action when a key vendor or client is the source of unacceptable behaviour, anti-harassment […]

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Read delete: rocking around the plastic tree

For some families, the search for the right Christmas tree is an annual event. For large shares of Americans and Brits, though, this search may have ended a long time ago – the perfect tree already sitting safely in the attic or garage, ready for its glorious but fleeting return to the living room. As […]

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Read Delete: U.S. Stocks on Track for Worst Year Since 2008?

U.S. Stocks on Track for Worst Year Since 2008 Coming off the worst month since March 2020 and the third consecutive quarterly decline, the U.S. stock market started October on a high note. The S&P 500 rallied 2.6 percent on Monday and 3.1 percent on Tuesday to make up some of the losses incurred in September, which […]

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Employees in Crisis: Is Time Off Required?

Employees’ lives at home almost always affect their time at work. It is not possible to realistically “compartmentalize” even with the best intentions. Therefore, issues like family challenges overseas, individual mental health issues, and household turmoil may all result in absences from work. Undoubtedly, being down a teammate can make getting everyday tasks done difficult. […]

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Monitoring Employee Email for Unionization Activity

We’re all noticing that increased unionization is the national trend. With new Democratic-appointed National Labor Relations Board members, the Board is no longer all Republican, and employers are closely watching the effects of this political shift in favor of unionization rights. On September 30, a panel of two Republican members and one Democratic member decided […]

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Why Do So Many Marriages to Narcissists End in Divorce?

It’s no secret that marriages to narcissists are among the most difficult and challenging relationships out there. But what many people don’t realize is that these relationships are also some of the most likely to end in divorce. In fact, research has shown that nearly 60% of all marriages to narcissists – male or female […]

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Executive Playbook: Maryland Saves Program

On this month’s episode of the Executive Playbook, Mike Cammarata and Russell Berger discuss the new Maryland Saves program.  Under this program, almost all employers in Maryland are required to either offer a retirement plan of their own or to provide their employees with access to the Maryland Saves program.  While this program should not cost employers […]

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Marriage on the Rocks: Prenups- The Good, the Bad, the Funny

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank talk prenups – the good, the bad, and the funny. ABOUT RACHEL MECH [email protected] | 410.209.6447 Rachel represents family and business clients in domestic and international civil litigation. Rachel’s experience includes representing family law clients in state, interstate, and international child abduction cases, and cases involving, divorce, custody, visitation, adoption, child support, domestic violence, and gender […]

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Read Delete: The World’s Most Liveable Cities

The World’s Most Liveable Cities Each year, The Economist publishes a ranking of the cities with the best living conditions. In 2022, the list was influenced not only by the Covid-19 pandemic but also the war in Ukraine, with Kyiv being removed from the survey and both Moscow and St Petersburg seeing a fall in their scores due […]

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Same-Sex Marriages – Is Obergfell v Hodges next on the Supreme Court Chopping Block?

Obergefell v. Hodges is the landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legally recognized same-sex marriages and ruled that the right to enter into a same-sex marriage was protected by the U.S. Constitution. Going forward, same-sex couples were guaranteed to be accorded the same rights and privileges that heterosexual couples enjoy. That is and has […]

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Marriage on the Rocks: How to (Not) Ruin Your Case

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank explore lessons from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial and other ways to ruin your case. ABOUT RACHEL MECH [email protected] | 410.209.6447 Rachel represents family and business clients in domestic and international civil litigation. Rachel’s experience includes representing family law clients in state, interstate, and international child abduction cases, and cases involving, divorce, custody, visitation, […]

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DC Non-Compete Elimination

The District will soon join its neighbors in Maryland and Virginia as one of the few jurisdictions that regulate non-compete clauses. The District, however, will impose the broadest non-compete prohibition in the country, barring, with narrow exceptions, all simultaneous and post-termination employment restrictions for employees in the District. Maryland only prohibits the use of non-competes […]

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