The Employer Defense Report

Legal Updates from the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Conn Maciel Carey Employment Law Update in D.C., MD, VA and Illinois On Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 1 p.m. EST, join Daniel C. Deacon and Ashley D. Mitchell for a webinar regarding Employment Law Updates in D.C., MD, VA and Illinois. The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia have […]

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The “Backstop” – A Proposed Policy Change To The Fair Pay Agreements Bill | Tess Von Dadelszen

The “Backstop” – A Proposed Policy Change To The Fair Pay Agreements Bill | Tess Von Dadelszen The Fair Pay Agreements Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced to Parliament on 29 March 2022 and passed its first reading on 5 April 2022. The Bill provides a framework for collective bargaining of Fair Pay Agreements (“FPAs”) and aims […]

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Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Covid-19 Response – What Does This Mean In The Workplace?

The Government has announced significant changes to its Covid-19 response, including to: Remove Vaccine Pass requirements for businesses from 11.59pm on Monday 4 April 2022; Remove its vaccine mandates for education, Police and Defence workers from 11.59pm on Monday 4 April 2022 (health, aged care, corrections and border workers will still be subject to Vaccine Mandates […]

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The Dangers of Asking for Too Much in a Child Custody Case

No one goes into a child custody case expecting to lose. Unfortunately, many people do exactly that by asking for too much in their initial pleadings. If you’re considering divorce and have children, or even if you’re considering a modification to a current child custody order, it’s important to remember that the decisions you make […]

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Victoria Alexander is an Associate at the Princeton Office of Wong Fleming

Wong Fleming welcomes Victoria Alexander as an Associate in the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office, where her practice is concentrated on Commercial Litigation and Business Law. Ms. Alexander earned her Juris Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law and her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Prior to joining Wong Fleming, Ms. Alexander served […]

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Maryland Joins a Number of States by Enacting a Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

Maryland recently became the tenth state to enact a paid family leave law – joining California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia and San Francisco.  Although the legislature passed the Maryland Time to Care Act of 2022 by a supermajority vote on […]

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The Department of Justice Has Cooked Up Criminal Charges for No-Poach Agreements

Here’s yet another reason not to enter agreements with other companies not to hire (poach) other companies’ employees: potential criminal prosecution.  In the first-ever criminal trial for labor-related antitrust (Sherman Act) violations, the Department of Justice alleges that former DaVita Inc. CEO Kent Thiry conspired with other healthcare CEOs to limit employee movement to competitors. […]

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Saturday Side Hustle: Interview with Matthew Hardwick, Phd, ResInnova Laboratories

In this segment of the Saturday Side Hustle, Scott Lloyd discusses with Matt Hardwick, founder of Resinnova Labs, the challenges of starting a business and tips for a smooth transition from employee to entrepreneur. They also discuss how COVID-19 changed the game for Resinnova, which provides testing services for surface contaminants and other useful services […]

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M&A Pulse: Tax Considerations when Selling your Business

Most business owners pay their fair share of taxes while running their company.  When it comes time to sell the business, most owners are seeking tax strategies to minimize taxes paid on their gain.  We know that tax considerations are a major driver of any commercial transaction, especially M&A transactions.  So, what should a seller […]

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OK at Work: Time to Care Act of 2022

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the paid family leave law recently passed by Maryland’s legislature. Known as the Time to Care Act of 2022, this law will require employers and employees to contribute, via payroll deductions and taxes, to a state-operated fund that will payout partial wage replacement benefits when an eligible […]

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Read & Share: Defining The New Cannabis Consumer

Defining The New Cannabis Consumer The cannabis industry is transforming, and so too are its consumers. As they edge further into the mainstream, cannabis companies will need to fight for the consumer’s dollar—not just against other cannabis brands but also against a number of other industries in the discretionary spending sphere. This graphic from Tenacious Labs looks […]

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