The WEEKLY WRIGHT REPORT (WWR)
The Weekly Wright Report offers summaries of current cases on issues facing businesses today. Written by WCS attorneys in many practice areas (Labor & Employment, Government Contracting, Litigation, Construction, Surety & Fidelity, Creditors’ Rights), the WWR can be accessed in three ways: on the firm’s Linked In page, the firm’s website and delivered directly to your inbox each Monday morning. If you would like to be on our mailing list, simply sign up using the form on the right side of this page.
The Weekly Wright Report – 12-11-2017
- Employment Law - The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Covers More than Just Pregnancy, Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
- Employment Law - EEOC Issues “Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment”, Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 12-04-2017
- Employment Law – Does a LinkedIn Invitation Violate an Employee’s Non-Compete? Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
- Government Contracting – Changes proposed in the HUBZone Program – Ask Mike MStover@wcslaw.com.
The Weekly Wright Report – 11-27-2017
- Litigation – The Importance of Understanding Hearsay – Ask Michelle MGomola@wcslaw.com
- Estate Planning – The Best Gift For Yourself and Your Family This Year – - A Will -Ask Steve SKaufman@wcslaw.com or Mary Alice MASmolarek@wcslaw.com
- Government Contracting – What Happens When a Government Contract Award is Appealed? Ask Don DWalsh@wcslaw.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 11-20-2017
- How Long of a Break Can an Employee Take Without Clocking Out? – Ask Don DWalsh@wcslaw.com
- Chicago Passes Ordinance Requiring Hotels to Provide “Panic Buttons” To Certain Employees – Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
- Making Management Training Effective at Your Workplace – Ask LauraLRubenstein@wcslaw.com or Don DWalsh@wcslaw.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 11-13-2017
- Construction Law - What, You’ve Spent the Money???!!!! When Does Personal Liability Kick in Under Maryland’s Construction Trust Statute?Ask Jason firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Employment Law - Does A Supervisor’s Comment About a “New Face” Constitute Age Bias? Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 11-06-2017
- Government Contracting – OFCCP Compliance Assistance – Ask Don DWalsh@wcslaw.com
- Employment Law – When to Warn Employees Under the WARN Act – Ask Paul PEvelius@wcslaw.com
- Business Management – Have You Checked Glassdoor? – Ask Laura LRubenstein@wcslaw.com
- Employment Law – What Do Your Job Descriptions Say? – Ask Steve SKaufman@wcslaw.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 10-30-2017
- Employment Law - Sadly, Sexual Harassment Continues to Permeate the News Outside of Hollywood. Ask Paul PEvelius@wcslaw.com.
- Employment Law - The ADA is Not a Leave of Absence Statute – Ask Laura email@example.com
- Insurance Law - A Reminder to Read the “Fine Print” in Insurance Policies Before Filing Suit – Ask Don firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weekly Wright Report – 10-23-2017
- Employment Law - Recognizing Signs that Employees Need FMLA Leave – ask Laura email@example.com
- Employment Law - Tortious Interference with a Non-Compete Requires Actual Knowledge of the Agreement – ask Marc MCampsen@wcslaw.com
- IT /Cyber Security - Protecting Secrets – ask Don firstname.lastname@example.org
- Employee Benefits - Statistics on Paid Parental Leave – ask Don email@example.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 10-16-2017
- Employment Law - Employers Beware of Making Automatic Deductions From Employees’ Pay – ask Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
- Litigation - What’s the Point of an Arbitration Clause? Ask Mike email@example.com
- Litigation - When is a Law not “The Law?” An Examination of Maryland’s Statute of Repose Ask Jason firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weekly Wright Report – 10-9-2017
- Technology Law - Loss of Privilege When Using New Technology… Or OMG, What Have We Done?!?! – Ask Jimmy email@example.com.
- Technology Law - Should You “Friend” Your Employees on Social Media? – Ask firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Weekly Wright Report – 10-2-2017
- Personal Injury Law – Motor Vehicles - Uninsured Motorist Coverage Update – Ask Neil email@example.com
- Employment Law - Right to work vs. At Will Employment – What’s the Difference? – Ask Laura firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul PEvelius@wcslaw.com
- Employment Law - When Telecommuting is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation – Ask Laura email@example.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 9-25-2017www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_9-25-17.pdf
- Contract Law – Contractual Statutes of Limitations: Are They Enforceable? Ask Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Government Contracts – Termination Costs Assessed Against Government in “Termination for Convenience” Case Ask Don email@example.com
- Labor Law – No Recording Policies – Ask Laura firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul email@example.com.
- Employment Law – Pending Fair Labor Standards Act Legislation – Ask Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weekly Wright Report – 9-18-2017
- Immigration Law – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: What this Means for Individuals and Employers Ask email@example.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 9-11-2017
- Employment Law - Breaking News: Special Tax Relief Available for Donations of Employee Leave Ask Mary Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org
- FLSA White Collar Rule is Currently Dead. Will it be Revived? Ask Laura at email@example.com
- Top 5 Contributors to Employee Satisfaction – SHRM report, 2017 Ask Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Government Contracting Tidbits – Ask Don at email@example.com
The Weekly Wright Report – 9-04-2017
- Employment Law – Fired for Being “Too Cute” Ask Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Government Contracting – Fearing a Government Shut Down? 5 Tips To Prepare . Ask Don at email@example.com
- Employment Law – Suspended Deadline for New EEO-1 Reports Ask Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Laura L. Rubenstein is a partner at Wright, Constable & Skeen in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Her practice concentrates in advising clients in many different areas of workplace law. She represents businesses and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of matters, including providing guidance on sensitive and confidential employment issues and defending FLSA wage disputes, harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. Read more >>
– Mike Stover has been practicing law for 25 years in the surety and construction law field. He is AV preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, and has been repeatedly selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer® and Maryland Best Lawyer®. He has authored numerous papers, articles and book chapters on surety law issues and has given presentations at ABA/FSLC Mid-Winter and Spring Meetings, the Surety Claims Institute and the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference. Mike is a co-founder, officer and member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association and is a Vice Chair of the ABA/FSLC. Read more >>
– Steve prides himself on being a “one-stop-shop” for his clients. As head of the firm’s healthcare department, he helps physicians, dentists and veterinarians with all aspects of their professional and personal legal needs, including employment and partnership contracts, separation agreements, financing, lawsuits, disciplinary proceedings, buying, selling or starting a practice, billing and employment disputes, and insurance and government investigations. He has extensive experience with business transactions and litigation, real estate purchases and leases, employment issues and commercial disputes. Read more >>