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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Q&A

Posted on: Friday, April 28th, 2017 @ 9:26 am

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Q&A   Q: What is Workers’ Compensation? A: Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance provided by employers to employees and covers work-related injuries. As a result of employers providing this benefit to employees, the employees relinquish their rights to sue the employer for negligence for work related injuries. In the state …

Trademark vs. copyright AVVO

Posted on: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

The differences in trademark vs. copyright law are subtler than they might first appear. Understanding the difference between the two, and what they can protect, is a crucial part of protecting your company’s intellectual property. Trademarks serve as identifiers A trademark is anything that helps to identify a business, person, or other entity. This could …

At-Will Employment: What Does It Really Mean for Your Business? Business.com

Posted on: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

At-will employment is a default grounds of employment in most sates. Learn more about the specifics surrounding at-will employment, including exceptions to the rule and how you can protect your business when terminating at-will employees. Many times we hear the term “at-will employment” tossed around to describe a job situation, but what exactly does at-will …

WCC Info

Posted on: Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ 11:36 am

In 1855, Georgia and Alabama passed Employer Liability Acts; 26 other states passed similar acts between 1855 and 1907. These acts permitted injured employees to sue the employer and then prove a negligent act or omission.(A similar scheme was set forth in Britain’s 1880 Act.) The first statewide worker’s compensation law was passed in Maryland …

WCC Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on: Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ 11:23 am

CLAIMS Please note that the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs OWCP administers four major programs including: the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, the Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program and the Black Lung Benefits Program.  The OWCP provides wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation …

OSHA Reporting Rule Takes Effect

Posted on: Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ 9:44 am

On December 1, 2016, OSHA began enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions of its new and controversial Reporting Rule. Beyond mere reporting, the Reporting Rule contains provisions designed to prevent employers from retaliating or discouraging employees from reporting injuries. Under these so-called anti-retaliation provisions employers must inform their employees of their right to be free of …

What happens to the family dog after a divorce? This article can help you understand how courts decide on the custody of a family pet.

Posted on: Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ 9:27 am

When couples get divorced, children are not the only ones who can get caught in custody disputes. Fights over other members of the family — beloved pets — can be equally acrimonious. Courts have traditionally treated pets as personal property in such cases, but that is starting to shift as some state lawmakers and advocacy …

A lot of thought and planning goes into filing for bankruptcy. The cost and fees of filing is not something to overlook. This article takes an in-depth look at the 2017 filing rates.

Posted on: Friday, April 21st, 2017 @ 9:23 am

Bankruptcy is becoming much less taboo in today’s society. It is no secret that many middle class Americans face financial hardship. In fact, nearly half of this cohort would be hard-pressed to come up with $400 in an emergency. These struggles, often coupled with mounting levels of debt, lead many to consider filing for bankruptcy. …

Recent Case Summaries

Posted on: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

-Complex business litigation with multiple defendants and cross claims was filed in circuit court and district court over breach of an oral contract for services and the sale of a business. Settlement was achieved at mediation for $80,000.00. -Plaintiff was assaulted under supervision at an adult care center. Plaintiff filed suit in for several issues, …