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Employers Beware — Maryland’s Confusing Minimum Wage Laws

Federal minimum wage now stands at $7.25 per hour — meaning that non-exempt employees (i.e. those entitled to overtime) must generally receive an hourly wage that is equivalent to or greater than $7.25.

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32-Year-Old Mystery Solved – Selective Service Admits Mistake

I recently had the pleasure to work with a 50-year-old client who worked as a consultant to the U.S. government, testifying as an expert witness in complex financial matters.

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Secret Service Fully Implements Relief Imposed by EEOC

Some months ago, I wrote an article concerning a case in which we successfully pursued a discrimination and retaliation case against the Secret Service on behalf of a former Special Officer.

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VA and FAA Applicants Beware!

On this blog, I have written extensively about the Selective Service cases successfully handled before the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). During the course of the past four years or so, we have handled over 50 cases involving clients who had failed to register with Selective Service.

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Firm Prevails in Discrimination and Retaliation Case Against Secret Service

In February 2013, we began representing a former Secret Service Special Officer in a discrimination (age and race) and retaliation claim against the Secret Service from which he had recently retired after more than 20 years of service.

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EEOC — a Black Hole?

In most jurisdictions (DC excluded), the filing of what is known as an “administrative complaint” is a prerequisite to filing a discrimination lawsuit.

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Recent Selective Service Cases

It has been some time since I updated the Selective Service portion of the blog. Over the course of the past year, I have continued to handle a number of Selective Services cases that were adjudicated favorably by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

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The Surprising Costs of Mandatory Arbitration

Over the years, the benefits of arbitration versus litigation have been repeatedly touted by employers. With increasing frequency, provisions mandating arbitration of employment-related claims have appeared in employee handbooks or employment contracts.

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Obama Seeks to Expand Overtime Coverage to Previously Exempt Employees

On Thursday March 13, 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to revise applicable regulations governing overtime pay to expand eligibility for potentially millions of employees to receive overtime pay when they work in excess of 40 hours in any given week.

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Common Missteps to Avoid when Making Federal Sector EEO Complaints

Over the course of my career, I have litigated hundreds of employment cases. Most of these cases have involved private sector employers, but I have handled a number of federal sector EEO claims over the years as well.

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