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  • Maryland Law on Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Takes Effect on October 1

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Act goes into effect October 1, meaning Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to employees who experience a disability because of a pregnancy. Basically, the new law requires employers to treat...

  • The "Maryland MARS" Act; Strict New Rules for Real Estate Agents

    By: Jerald Lurie

    Effective July, 1, 2013, Maryland has a new law that regulates individuals and entities providing services in “short sale” transactions.  The new law is named the Maryland Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Act (“Maryland MARS”).  The provisions dealing with this new statute may be found...

  • Delaware Code Amendments Authorizing Flagpole

    By: Chad J. Toms

    In July, the General Assembly of the State of Delaware amended several sections of Title 25 for the stated purpose: … to permit a real property owner or tenant to display an American flag on a pole attached to the exterior of the property’s structure or on a flagpole located within the property’s...

  • Affordable Care Act Requirements for Employers: Although Mandate Delayed, Action Still Required

    The impending need for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has been a source of great concern for employers.  Recently, the U.S. government announced a one-year delay in the implementation of one of the statute’s central provisions, the employer mandate....

  • Maryland Legislature Creates New Procedure for Employees Pursuing Wage Claims

    By: David M. Stevens

    During the most recent legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation that creates an entirely new procedure by which employees who believe they are due unpaid wages can seek to obtain a lien against their employer for the wage amount.  Most significantly, the procedure...

  • Senate Breaks NLRB Logjam

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    For the past several years, the political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

  • "Old Act" DC Corporations Under the New Act

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    Takeaway:  DC nonprofit corporations formed prior to 1963 have a choice to remain under DC's old nonprofit corporation act or to come under the new act. If the entity wants clearer guidance on structure, then electing to come under the new act would be an appropriate decision.   But...

  • Legal Update and Summary of The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Dorothy Deng

    The New York State Legislature recently passed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “New Act”), which contains several amendments to the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.  If signed by Governor Cuomo, provisions of the New Act will become effective July 1, 2014 and will apply...

  • Meetings Contracts

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    This article was originally published in Association Trends. Every association holds meetings, whether a small board meeting or a convention for thousands.  Association executives responsible for meeting planning should be aware of some of the latest trends in negotiating hotel and convention...

  • Foreclosures by Community Associations in Delaware

    By: Chad J. Toms

    Under the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“DUCIOA”), certain community associations are authorized to foreclose liens just like foreclosing a mortgage on real estate.  In Delaware, all mortgage foreclosures are by judicial process and typically take more than ten months to...