Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Hotel Pay Bias Lawsuit Leads to $75,800 Settlement

Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 in settlement of a pay bias lawsuit in which a female employee was paid less than male employees. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) suit, Extended…more

| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

One “Tip” That Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

Recently, Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain Chickie’s & Pete’s (“C&P”) signed a consent judgment with the Department of Labor agreeing to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and…more

| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Round Two – Ground Rent Holders vs. Legislature – Goes to…

In a case decided February 26, 2014, State of Maryland v. Stanley Goldberg, et al., No. 8, September Term, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals found that legislation that replaced the remedy of ejectment with a…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking,...

Estate Planning for Social Media and Electronic Gadgets?

A rapidly growing number of people do everything online, from managing their banking to storing their photos, writing the next best-seller, or documenting the next great invention. Yet few of them have read the Terms of Service…more

| Science, Computers, & Technology, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Affordable Care Act Redux

Another delay in implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”) has prompted PK Law to update our material on the Act. Here are some points to bear in mind as March 31 approaches..…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

It’s That Time of Year!

One can always tell when an election year is upon us. Maryland Republican lawmakers resume their quest to eliminate or severely curtail Maryland’s Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax and their Democratic counterparts oppose it. …more

| Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Background Checks: Not Over until It’s Over!

In all the hoopla over the victory of the employer in EEOC v. Freeman (USDC, MD, Case No. RWT 09-cv-2573) it may have escaped some people that on November 7, 2013 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

It’s Not Too Late to Use Your Spouse’s Unused Estate Tax Exclusion

In Revenue Procedure 2014-18 the IRS provided an extension of time to those who wished to be sure that a decedent’s surviving spouse could benefit from the concept known as “portability”. In the Procedure, the IRS provides the…more

| Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Get Dressed! But Don’t Expect The Company to Pay for It!

Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation, U.S. Supreme Court No. 12-417, decided January 27, 2014 (appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit), is one of the rarer instances in which the Supreme Court…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Gender Identity Legislation Introduced Again

After a 6-5 committee defeat in last year’s legislative session, Sen. Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. (D-Mont. Co.) has introduced the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 or “FAMA” (SB212) which is a reiteration of the 2013…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate -...

Legislative Matters – Labor and Employment

The Maryland legislative session is in full swing. While there remains the possibility of additional bills being introduced which impact Maryland employers and employees (as well as other topics/citizens), the historical…more

| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

“Pre-Nup” is not a dirty word

The myth is that merely thinking you need one means you’re contemplating that your marriage is going to fail. We have many things in life to insure against something going wrong, it doesn’t mean it’s expected, but that we’re…more

| Family Law

The Tax Man Cometh…A Recap

The IRS has released its “Estate Tax Returns Filed for Wealthy Decedents, 2003–2012” statics report. PK Law thought our readers would find some of the statistics enlightening…more

| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Important 2014 Tax Developments

The list is not intended to be exhaustive. - Income: IRS rules that incentives to health care professionals and hospitals for using electronic records are income to those receiving the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation,...

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