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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 five ways: on the firm’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, on the firm’s website and delivered directly to your inbox each Wednesday morning. If you would like to be on our mailing list, simply sign up using the form on the right side of this page.

THIS WEEK’S REPORT

The Weekly Wright Report – 06-20-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-06-20-2018.pdf 

  • EEOC Files Seven Harassment Lawsuits by Laura Rubenstein 
  • Employer Liability for Harassment Extends to Actions of Customers as Well by Don Walsh

RECENT REPORTS

ALERT: from the Labor & Employment Group!

The Weekly Wright Report – 06-13-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-06-13-2018.pdf 

  • Who Is An Additional Insured – Are You Covered? by Mike Stover 
  • Legislation is Cracking Down on Employers Hiding from Accountability for Harassment by Don Walsh

The Weekly Wright Report – 06-06-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-06-06-2018.pdf 

The Weekly Wright Report – 05-30-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-05-30-2018.pdf 

  • Congratulations to James W. Constable for practicing 50 year in Maryland. More in firm news
  • Contractor Beware by Don Walsh
  • Family Business Roundtable: Succession of Your Success

The Weekly Wright Report – 05-23-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-05-23-2018.pdf 

  • Should I Have My Employees Sign Arbitration Agreements? By Greg Currey
  • Maryland Adopts New (And Under-Publicized) Sexual Harassment Law by Paul Evelius

The Weekly Wright Report – 05-16-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-05-16-2018.pdf 

  • Do You Know Where Your Payments Are Going? Uncle SAM Has Been Hacked! by Mike Stover
  • Appeals Court Says Allowing An Employee To Work While On FMLA Leave Can Be Lawful by Paul Evelius
  • Do I Owe My Employees Accrued Vacation at Termination? by Laura Rubenstein

The Weekly Wright Report – 05-09-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-05-09-2018.pdf 

  • Supreme Courts Rejects “Narrow” Reading of Overtime Exemptions by Paul Evelius
  • Forcing Employees to Practice the Onionhead Religion at Work, or any Religion for that Matter, is Unlawful by Laura Rubenstein

The Weekly Wright Report – 05-02-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-05-02-2018.pdf 

The Weekly Wright Report – 04-25-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR-04-25-2018.pdf

  • New Maryland Laws and Developments, Part II by Don Walsh

The Weekly Wright Report – 04-18-18 

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_04-18-18.pdf

  • New Maryland Legislation Affecting Your Business by Don Walsh

The Weekly Wright Report – 04-11-18 

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/WWR_2018-04-11.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 04-03-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/2018-04-03_WWR.pdf

  • EEOC Sues Arby’s Franchise for Egregious Sexual Harassment of its Teenage Employees  – By Laura L. Rubenstein
  • Changes Proposed in HubZone Program - By Mike Stover
  • D.C. Voters Will Decide Whether to Eliminate Tipped Restaurant Wages By Greg Currey

The Weekly Wright Report – 03-26-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/2018-03-26_WWR.pdf

  • Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave  – By Don Walsh
  • SEC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Awards - By Mike Stover

The Weekly Wright Report – 03-19-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/2018-03-19_WWR.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 03-12-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/2018-03-12_WWR.pdf

The Weekly Wright Report – 03-05-18

www.wcslaw.com/wright-report/2018-03-05_WWR.pdf

  • United Airlines Announces Replacement of Quarterly Performance Bonuses with … a Lottery?!?!  - By Don Walsh
  • The Customer Isn’t Always Right – When Customers Violate Your Sexual Harassment Policy - By Laura L. Rubenstein
  • Maryland Employers: Hang This Poster in Your Workplace – By Laura L. Rubenstein
 

 


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 >>