Tuesday, October 29, 2019

D.C. Council Proposes a Ban on Non-Compete Provisions for Both Low-Wage and Mid-Level Workers

By: Scott A. Mirsky, Principal

SUMMARY:  A D.C. Council bill proposed earlier this month, if passed, would make non-compete provisions unenforceable against employees earning less than or equal to three times the D.C. minimum wage, currently $14 per hour. Thus, an employee would have to earn in excess of $42 per hour before the employee could be subjected to a non-compete provision.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Maryland’s New Organ and Bone Marrow Donation Leave – Have You Updated Your Policies to Comply?

By: Jessica B. Summers, Principal

Take Away: Effective October 1, 2019, employers with 15 or more employees in Maryland must provide eligible employees with unpaid leave to serve as organ or bone marrow donors. Leave provided under the new law is separate from, and cannot run concurrently with, any leave that the employee might also be entitled to under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).