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  • Montgomery County Employers Must Provide Paid Sick and Safe Leave Effective October 1, 2016

    By: Tiffany M. Releford

    Effective October 1, 2016, all employers in Montgomery County, Maryland with one or more employees are required to provide employees with paid sick and safe leave.  All employees must earn one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours an employee works in Montgomery County, up to 56 hours a year...

  • "Earnings Claims" Regulation – Public Comments Help Prevent Unfair Restrictions

    By: David L. Cahn

    Takeaway:  Demonstrating our value to early stage franchisors, WTP public comments to a proposed FPR Commentary help eliminate provisions that would prevent new franchisors from providing profit information.            

  • Dentaltown's Dentistry Uncensored Podcast "Do you really need a Lawyer?"

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Phil Bogart was recently featured on Dentaltown's Dentistry Uncensored Podcast "Do you really need a Lawyer?" 

  • Know the Risks of a Cyberattack - and How to Protect Your Association

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Stacey L. Pine

    Originally published in Associations Now magazine. Preventing and responding to cyberattacks has become one of an association's highest priorities. The first step is to understand the risks and then implement the policies and procedures you need to keep your data safe. Here's what the law requires.

  • Maryland Equal Pay Law Will Take Effect October 1

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    Originally published in Maryland Employment Law Letter. Maryland’s new Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which takes effect on October 1, will prohibit employers from providing less than favorable employment opportunities to or discriminating against employees by paying different rates based on their...

  • Changes Effective October 1, 2016 to Resale Disclosures in Maryland

    By: Julianne E. Dymowski

    This past legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly undertook a review of the resale disclosure laws for condominiums and homeowners associations.  After input from CAI’s Maryland LAC and other organizations, a limited number of changes were passed and will become effective October 1...

  • Dryer Vent Safety

    By: Roberto M. Montesinos

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 15,000 home fires are caused each year by faulty or improperly maintained dryers. More than half of these fires are caused by dryer vents that have failed to be cleaned. As temperatures begin to rise, it is time for community...

  • Contract Review For Associations

    By: Stacey L. Pine

    Originally published in Association TRENDS.

  • Fed. Circ. Revives Patent On De-Icing Roads With Molasses

    By: Steven E. Tiller

    By Law 360 Reporter, Kat Greene  Law360, Los Angeles (August 31, 2016, 6:26 PM ET) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday revived a patent for a molasses byproduct used as a de-icing agent on roads, finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board didn’t present enough evidence to show that...

  • IRS Reporting Compliance for 501 (c)(3) Organizations

    By: Mark C. Franco

    IRS Reporting Compliance for 501 (c)(3) Organizations presentation by Mark Franco.