Articles & Publications

Abraham Lincoln and the Team of Rivals; Compassion, Wisdom and Peacemaking

Posted January 14, 2014 by Daniel P. Dozier in Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications, Articles & Publications

While the Golden Globes may not have honored the genius of Stephen Spielberg's direction of the movie Lincoln, I hope and believe the Oscar voters will. As anyone who has a feel for history will, I think, agree, Lincoln is a uniquely moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the late part of the Civil War.
Much of Spielberg's movie is based on Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, the wonderfully researched and written book by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Employment Tips for Maryland Businesses—The Availability of Sick Leave

Posted December 23, 2013 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

Even though sick leave is a customary benefit, no law requires Maryland businesses to offer sick leave -- paid or unpaid--to their employees. However, employers that do in fact offer paid sick leave (or any other form of paid leave) have certain obligations under Maryland law. [We intend to address the law in Virginia and Maryland in a forthcoming blog.]

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Employers Must Provide ACA Notifications by October 1

Posted September 18, 2013 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

If you're an employer, you may be required by the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") to notify your employees by October 1, 2013, about the new Health Insurance Marketplace established under the ACA. The new notification requirement applies to you if you are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act, meaning that you employ one or more employees who are engaged in, or produce goods for, interstate commerce with generally over $500,000 in annual business.

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Musings in the Key of L

Posted June 4, 2013 by Fredric A. Press in Articles & Publications, The Law and Other Musings

I graduated from law school 40 years ago this June. The first 10 years of my career were peripatetic; four years with a Wall Street firm, two years with a regional DC firm, two years as an in-house attorney and two years with a firm that, in one guise or another, morphed into the firm I'm with today.

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