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Unused Vacation Pay Must Be Paid To Departing Employees In Maryland

Published by on January 25, 2008

UPDATE (2016): Maryland employers with a written policy limiting the accrual of paid leave to employees can cap payout upon employee termination so long as employers comply with amendments to Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law. Please see our update here. The Maryland Department of Labor has changed its position on whether unused vacation time is a “wage” under Maryland law. ...

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Recent Jury Verdicts And Settlements

Published by on January 24, 2008

Houston, TX -- Firefighter wins $125,000 in suit over retaliatory demotion after prior age discrimination victory. Tulsa, OK -- Pro se litigant wins $300,000 in discrimination case.  Judge orders retrial of $150,000 back pay verdict.  Plaintiff wins $15,000 in back pay on retrial.  Final award amounts to approximately $167,000.  The defendant intends to appeal. NC -- The EEOC announced the settlement of a racial harassment lawsuit for $465,000 by a North Carolina furniture company.  The ...

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Overtime “Time Bomb”

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CNNMoney.com has an article today on "Overtime pay:  A ticking time bomb."  It is worth reading as a reminder that overtime compliance is very important, not necessarily simple, and a favorite target of plaintiff's lawyers. (Hat tip to California Labor & Employment Defense Blog.) ...

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Unintended Consequences?

Published by on January 22, 2008

As a follow-up to yesterday's post on diversity training, I came across an article in the New York Times on "freakonomics" -- the law of unintended consequences.  The authors of the article discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") has affected the hiring of individual's with disabilities.  (The Adam Smith, Esq. blog discusses the issue here.)  (more…) ...

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Diversity Training Ineffective?

Published by on January 21, 2008

There are many reflections today in the blogs on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.  The Connecticut Employment Law Blog has indexed some of them here.  It was, however, an article in The Washington Post over the weekend that caught my eye -- "Most Diversity Training Ineffective, Study Finds."  (more…) ...

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