Steven E. Kaplan

Steven E. Kaplan

Littler

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Maryland Employers Soon Must Provide "Light Duty" to Pregnant Disabled Women and Update Employment Handbooks

Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide their pregnant employees with certain reasonable accommodations beyond the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more

9/17/2013 - ADA Disability Disability Discrimination PDA Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Legislation Roundup: Maryland General Assembly Mandates that Employers Provide "Light Duty" to Pregnant Disabled Women, Leave for...

In May 2013, Governor Martin O'Malley signed three noteworthy statutes that will affect virtually every Maryland employer. Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 15 or more employees must provide their pregnant...more

5/17/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination Liens Light-Duty Positions Military Caregiver Leave New Legislation Pregnancy Reasonable Accommodation Unpaid Wages Wages

The Federal Enclave Doctrine: A Potentially Powerful Defense to State Employment Laws

The U.S. Constitution provides that the federal government has exclusive legislative rights over certain federal territories – such as military bases, courthouses, and other official properties – if a state consents to the...more

3/8/2013 - Class Action Federal Enclave Doctrine Federal Jurisdiction Preemption Removal Wage and Hour

Fourth Circuit Reverses Decision Holding Employer's Promise Not to Retaliate Modified At-Will Employment, Rejects Breach of...

On November 27, 2012, in Scott v. Merck & Company, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a jury verdict of more than $500,000 in favor of Jennifer Scott, a former Merck & Co., Inc. employee. The...more

12/17/2012 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Appeals At-Will Employment Breach of Contract Retaliation Reversible Error

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