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SCOTUS: Employers Waive “Failure to Exhaust” Defense If Not Timely Raised

Published by and on July 19, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously holds that that an employer’s procedural objection to jurisdiction based on a plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies is waived if it is not asserted early in Title VII litigation.

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Maryland Bans Non-Competes for Certain Employees

Published by and on July 17, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019, Maryland employers are prohibited from entering into non-compete agreements with employees who earn equal to or less than $15.00 per hour or $31,200 annually.

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Age Discrimination Verdict for Long-Term Employee

Published by and on July 15, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a jury verdict on the age discrimination claim of a long-term employee who was terminated after a single infraction. The employee also alleged that a comment referencing her “grandbabies” was made immediately following her termination.

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