Guest Post: Free Warranties Violate Maryland’s Anti-Rebate laws

Did you know … that the Maryland Insurance Administration recently confirmed that free warranties violate Maryland’s anti-rebating laws? The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) recently reaffirmed that it is a violation of Maryland’s anti-rebating laws for title producers to give away free home warranties or free home inspections to consumers, even if those giveaways are offered… More

Maryland’s Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018: Is Your Business Prepared

On May 15, 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018. The Act, which will go into effect on October 1, 2018, imposes new waiver and disclosure requirements regarding sexual harassment on Maryland employers. HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS? First, under the Act, all Maryland employers… More

Supreme Court Rules that Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements are Enforceable

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, resolved a Circuit Court split by finding that arbitration agreements in which employees agree to arbitrate any claims against their employer individually, as opposed to on a class or collective basis, are enforceable and do not contravene the National Labor… More

Avoiding the “Weinstein Effect”

Now that multiple women have come forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, many other women—and men too—have come forward bringing allegations of sexual harassment against their employers and co-workers. Among others, Michael Oreskes (NPR), Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin (MSNBC), and Bill O’Reilly (FOX), together with the companies with which they are affiliated, have come… More