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Wright Report

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.

Recent Reports

The Weekly Wright Report – 12-11-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_12-11-17.pdf

  • 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

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_12-4-17.pdf

  • 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

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_11-27-17.pdf 

The Weekly Wright Report – 11-20-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_11-20-17.pdf

Employment Law

The Weekly Wright Report – 11-13-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_11-13-17.pdf

  • Construction Law   - What, You’ve Spent the Money???!!!! When Does Personal Liability Kick in Under Maryland’s Construction Trust Statute?Ask Jason jpotter@wcslaw.com.
  • 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

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_11-6-17.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 10-30-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_10-30-17.pdf

  • 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 lrubenstein@wcslaw.com
  • Insurance Law - A Reminder to Read the “Fine Print” in Insurance Policies Before Filing Suit – Ask Don dwalsh@wcslaw.com

The Weekly Wright Report – 10-23-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_10-23-17.pdf

  • Employment Law - Recognizing Signs that Employees Need FMLA Leave – ask Laura lrubenstein@wcslaw.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 dwalsh@wcslaw.com 
  • Employee Benefits - Statistics on Paid Parental Leave – ask Don dwalsh@wcslaw.com

The Weekly Wright Report – 10-16-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_10-16-17.pdf

  • Employment Law - Employers Beware of Making Automatic Deductions From Employees’ Pay – ask Laura lrubenstein@wcslaw.com 
  • Litigation - What’s the Point of an Arbitration Clause? Ask Mike mstover@wcslaw.com
  • Litigation - When is a Law not “The Law?” An Examination of Maryland’s Statute of Repose Ask Jason jpotter@wcslaw.com

The Weekly Wright Report – 10-9-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_10-9-17.pdf

  • Technology Law - Loss of Privilege When Using New Technology… Or OMG, What Have We Done?!?! – Ask Jimmy jconstable@wcslaw.com
  • Technology Law - Should You “Friend” Your Employees on Social Media? – Ask lrubenstein@wcslaw.com.

The Weekly Wright Report – 10-2-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_10-2-17.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 9-25-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_9-25-17.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 9-18-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_9-18-17.pdf

  • Immigration Law – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: What this Means for Individuals and Employers Ask jconstable@wcslaw.com

The Weekly Wright Report – 9-11-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_9-11-17.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 9-04-2017

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_9-04-17.pdf

 


Attorney bios

– 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 >>

 

 

– Jason has been practicing law for over 10 years in the surety and construction law fields.  He has been recognized as Maryland Super Lawyers in the areas of Surety and Fidelity Law for 2016, as a “Rising Star” for 2011 to 2015.  Jason has presented papers at the Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, the Maryland State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, and co-chaired the annual meeting of the Surety Claims Institute… 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 >>

 

 

– Don has been practicing law for 25 years with the simple goal of providing value to businesses. He has always believed that there was a better way to provide quality legal services which avoided the frequent esoteric and expensive answers received from many large law firms which often offered little assistance beyond a thick memo and a big bill. Underlying Don’s approach to clients is his simple foundation of providing clients practical, valuable legal and business solutions.Read more >>