Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Maryland’s Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

As of July 1, Maryland’s minimum wage has increased to $8.25 per hour. The raise is a result of legislation that was passed in May of 2014 that calls for the minimum wage to ultimately be raised to $10.10 by July of 2018. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Affirms Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed once and for all that the right to marry is a fundamental right and therefore, no State may deprive a same-sex couple of that right, and…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law

Update on Estate and Gift Tax Proposals

Congressional Proposals: H.R. 1105, Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, was passed by the House, as amended, on Apr. 16, 2015. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Vacation Homes and Taxation

Summer is in full swing and PK Law thought it an appropriate time to discuss the tax implications of owning a vacation home. The general benefits of such ownership are obvious: a cheaper family vacation over the short term;…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

“Uber” Ruling Jars “Sharing Economy”

On June 3, 2015, Barbara Ann Berwick received a favorable ruling from a hearing officer for the California Labor Commissioner (the “CLC”) that the “ride sharing” company Uber must reimburse her for certain expenses reimbursable…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Medical Residents Held Subject to FICA

In the case of University of Texas System v. U.S., 759 F.3d 437, (2014) the U.S. Supreme Court on April 27, 2015 declined to review a decision of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which, affirming the district court, held…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

At the Intersection of Technology and Law: Recent High Court Rulings Related to Social Media.

Once Again at the Intersection of Technology and Law: Maryland’s Court of Appeals Elaborates on Authentication of Documents Related to Social Media. “The rapid rise of social networking websites, themselves a branch of…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery

Wage Theft Reaches Nail Salons

To address wage theft, among other work related issues in nail salons, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently imposed “wage bond” or increased insurance coverage for unpaid wages requirements on salon owners. The wage bond…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New “Directional Sign” Policy for Baltimore County Homebuilders

The Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals, and Inspections has adopted a new administrative policy allowing homebuilders to place temporary “Directional Signs” on their new developments. Homebuilders often rely on…more
| Communications & Media Law, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Maryland Legislative Update

On April 13, 2015 after the release of the traditional sine die balloons and streamers, the first General Assembly of the newly elected Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. concluded with much success. With bills awaiting signature…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

“Predictive Coding” and Litigation

Recently, PK Law’s newsletter contained a piece on the use of electronic means to effect service of process. The topic found its way into the national press which captured the decision of a judge to permit service on a…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Maryland’s New False Claims Act: Is It Enough?

Maryland Senate bill 374 (cross filed with House bill 405) has made its way to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk for signature. Championed by Attorney General Brian Frosh, the bill expands Maryland’s False Claims Act from its current…more
| Civil Remedies, Government Contracting, Health

Employers Beware in Race Discrimination Cases

Several recent cases highlight the fact that employers should think twice before failing to properly address a Title VII complaint. Failing to do so may result in their winding up in a jury trial. That fact is most recently…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Harford County Land Use Plan Update And Harford County Comprehensive Zoning

County Executive Barry Glassman and Director of Planning Bradley Killian have announced that Harford County will begin the update of its Land Use Plan in the near future. The process will begin April 29, 2015 and we expect…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legislative Update

The following legislation has been introduced in the Maryland legislature. The chart is current through the morning of April 8. Status of several pieces of legislation receiving committee reports are indicated in caps. The…more
| Elections & Politics
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