Category Archives: Legal Issues For Restaurant Owners

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Montgomery County Restaurant Relief Grant Program

For those of you who own restaurants in Montgomery County, Maryland, the County Council has approved an $8-million state-funded Restaurant Relief Grant Program.  Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to eligible restaurants, food trucks, caterers, wineries and breweries and similar entities that directly provide food service. Applications open Friday, November 20, 2020, and…READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber 11/20/2020

Attention Employers: Are You in the Best Position to Protect Yourself against Sexual Harassment Claims?

It is hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about a new executive, celebrity, or news personality being accused of sexual harassment. These accusations are sometimes followed by news of large settlements or verdicts (often in the millions). You may think that this will not affect your business because you are a…READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino 11/24/2017

FLSA Wage Claims Are on the Rise: How to Prevent and Defend Against Unpaid Wage Claims

“Wage theft” has become the buzzword du jour in certain circles. According to an analysis from the Federal Judicial Center (FJC), more workers than ever are filing wage-and-hour lawsuits. The number of wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been steadily on the rise, surpassing all other employment-type cases….READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, hedwards 05/04/2016

New Paid Sick Leave Law Affects All Employers in Montgomery County, Maryland

On June 23, 2015, the Montgomery County Council significantly altered your obligations as an employer by passing the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act. You will now be required to provide paid sick leave to your employees at new, higher levels. It is estimated that this will affect as many as 90,000 private-sector employees who…READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, hedwards, admin 07/07/2015

When Will New Minimum Wage Requirements Affect Your Payroll?

Get ready. As early as October 1, 2014 higher minimum wage requirements begin to take effect around Maryland. That’s the date when new local laws start to impact businesses in Montgomery and Princes George’s Counties. Elsewhere in Maryland, new statewide requirements (which are lower than those in Montgomery and Prince George’s) take effect a few…READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, Virginia Cascio Bonifacino, hedwards, admin, hedwards, admin, Michael A. Faerber 07/31/2014