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DC Employment Law Update February 2021
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: February 2, 2021

DC Bans Non-Compete Agreements District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 into law on January 11, 2021. The law will take effect after a 30-day period of congressional review and the law’s subsequent publication in the District of Columbia Register. It is not expected that Congress will block this law from… Read More

7 Mistakes Businesses Make When Creating Their Employee Handbook
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: January 31, 2021

Are you in the process of creating or updating your employee handbook? If so, be sure to avoid making these common mistakes. By ensuring that your handbook is accurate and up to date, you can help protect your business from liability and ensure that your employees are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Avoid these common employee handbook mistakes: 1.… Read More

What Types of Employment Matters does Lipp Law Help Health Care Practitioners With?
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: January 13, 2021

Lipp Law has attorneys licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and can assist with any employment matters in those states. Relatedly, Lipp Law has experience handling National Practitioner Data Bank report cases. What is the National Practitioner Data Bank? The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a database, established by Congress and operated by the U.S. Department of Health… Read More

How Can Lipp Law Assist Clients with Federal Employment Adverse Action Matters?
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: December 7, 2020

Federal employees can challenge adverse actions imposed by their federal agency employers. Lipp Law Firm Attorney Sarah Mugmon, Esq., has experience assisting federal employees with challenges to adverse actions. What Is an Adverse Action? Adverse actions include removal, demotion, and suspension for 15 days or more, all of which carry the potential of severely impacting future career opportunities. Federal employees… Read More

Maryland Employment Law Update October 2020
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: October 23, 2020

What you need to know about the Maryland Employment Law Update: Under updated anti-discrimination laws, adverse employment decisions based on certain hairstyles, including braids, twists, and locs, are illegal. Using facial recognition software is prohibited during the job interview process unless the employer obtains signed consent. Employers cannot require applicants to disclose prior wage history and must provide a pay… Read More

COVID Emergency Regulations Now Applicable to All Virginia Employers – Effective July 27, 2020
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: August 26, 2020

Summary: All Virginia employers must have a return to work plan detailing procedures for: -how to deal with sick employees, -workplace sanitation, -social distancing, -personal protective equipment (PPE), and -anti-retaliation measures to protect employees. The return to work procedures must follow the recent regulations passed by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), as detailed below. COVID REGULATIONS FOR… Read More

Virginia Employer Alert
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: July 1, 2020

Drastic Changes to Virginia Wage Payment Act Allow Employees to Recover Double to Triple Their Improperly Withheld Compensation, Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Effective July 1, 2020, employees in Virginia will gain a potent legal weapon against employers who fail—deliberately or otherwise—to promptly pay earned wages.  Through the Commonwealth’s amendments to the Virginia Wage Payment Act (VA Code § 40.1-29), aggrieved employees… Read More

  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: June 16, 2020

In the first part of 2020, Virginia enacted a slate of revolutionary new employment laws, most of which benefit workers over management. Many high-profile changes were widely reported, such as the provision of the new Virginia Values Act that extends protection against discrimination to LGBT + individuals and veterans – yet other major updates went largely unnoticed despite the major…Read More

  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: April 3, 2020

Under the new federal stimulus package, unemployment benefits have expanded: Extra $600 from the Feds Until July 31: Qualified applicants will receive an additional $600 above what they are entitled to at the state level, from March 27 to July 31, 2020. Part-time, Self-Employed Newly Eligible: Part-time workers, self-employed individuals, independent contractors and freelancers are newly eligible for benefits. (This is great…Read More

Employers Must Provide Extensive Paid Sick Family Leave
  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: March 18, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump enacted a new law requiring employers to provide leave to employees related to COVID-19. The law, titled the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), is effective 15 days from the date it was enacted, or on April 1, 2020. FFCRA sunsets after December 31, 2020. FFCRA Employer Mandate, Based On Size And Type Of… Read More

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