By: Alexander N. Rouhani
Takeaway: Open Meeting requirements restrict how and when a Board of Directors may discuss Association business. In general, they require that all meetings, including those of any committee or subcommittee, be open to all members of the Association, but provide a limited set of circumstances...
By: Chad J. Toms
On August 12, 2014, Delaware’s governor signed a bill into law creating an Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsman within the Department of Justice. What is the Ombudsman charged with doing, and how will it affect your community? Under the new law, the Ombudsman is empowered to help...
By: Tiffany M. Releford
In November 2008, the District of Columbia enacted the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 (“ASSLA”) which requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, as well as safe leave for absences related to domestic violence or sexual abuse. Effective March 2014, ASSLA was amended...
By: Thomas C. Barbuti, G. Scott Barhight, Jennifer R. Busse, Edward M. Buxbaum, John F. Carlton, Robert F. Carney, Mary Claire Chesshire, Jonathan E. Claiborne, Robert B. Curran, Raymond J. Diaz, Deborah H. Diehl, Gardner M. Duvall, Bradford F. Englander, Edwin G. Fee, Jr., Howard R. Feldman, Martin T. Fletcher, C. Allen Foster, Stephen F. Fruin, Jefferson C. Glassie, John B. Gontrum, Michael J. Grace, Peter D. Guattery, Michael E. Hastings, John A. Hayden III, Kenneth J. Ingram, Harry S. Johnson, Christopher A. Jones, Frank S. Jones, Jr., Robert D. Kalinoski, Thomas P. Kimmitt, Jr., Alexander W. Koff, George S. Lawler, Jennifer Ryan Lazenby, Edward U. Lee III, Jerald B. Lurie, Dana O. Lynch, Paul W. Madden, Richard J. Magid, Rose M. Matricciani, Jonathan Z. May, Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., Barry S. Neuman, Paul M. Nussbaum, Kenneth Oestreicher, Gary S. Posner, Brandy M. Rapp, Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., Herman B. Rosenthal, William F. Ryan, Jr., Joseph N. Schaller, Dennis J. Shaffer, Robert Sloan III, Dwight W. Stone II, Gregory M. Stone, Brent C. Strickland, Andrew J. Terrell, Steven E. Tiller, J. Daniel Vorsteg, Warren N. Weaver, Thomas J. Whiteford, William B. Whiteford, Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr.
Baltimore – Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices....
By: Steven E. Bers, Jeffrey C. Seaman
Recent memoranda issued by the General Counsel of the NLRB’s Operations Management Division make it clear that OSHA, Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB Regional Offices are going to be taking a more coordinated, less compartmentalized approach to addressing workplace complaints. The...
By: David L. Cahn
Take-away: If your franchise offering document is silent on key issues, you can be liable if your people “oversell” to a potential franchisee. Better to deal with the issue in carefully vetted writing than to be surprised by something your people say off the cuff.
By: David L. Cahn
Personal Observations from a Lawyer in the Trenches Over the past decade I have been a solo legal services provider, then managing member of a boutique firm, and then a part of a much larger firm, Whiteford Taylor & Preston, since 2011. So I have really seen the legal profession from all...
By: David L. Cahn
Take-away. A franchisor’s diligence in conducting and documenting quality assurance inspections is as important as ever, particularly if the franchisor seeks to exercise its ultimate weapon – termination of the franchise agreement. Prudent inspection and documentation practices are...
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Ariana Stowe, who has been working in the Bethesda office since last July, has received a Fulbright Award. Ariana will represent the US as a cultural ambassador while she is overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between...
By: Eileen Morgan Johnson
Probably the vast majority of association membership benefits are the traditional ones – a publication of some sort, access to the association’s “members only” website, discounts on conference fees and purchases, access to group insurance programs, etc. While these benefits retain their popularity...