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January 2014 Archives

Who has jurisdiction over your national non-compete agreement?

A number of Maryland residents sign non-compete agreements with their employers. These agreements are fairly common in some fields, as they allow companies to protect a customer base. At the same time, non-compete clauses can hinder an employee's career prospects. Those who are asked to sign employment contracts should seek legal counsel to ensure the contracts protect their own short- and long-term priorities. Additionally, when an employer tries to enforce a non-compete contract, it can be wise to talk to an employment law attorney as these contracts are not always legally enforceable.

Maryland lawmakers to consider banning transgender discrimination

Federal and state laws ban various types of employment discrimination in Maryland. For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. The Americans with Disabilities Act bars discrimination on the basis of a real or perceived disability. And, Maryland has a state law that bans sexual orientation discrimination. Maryland residents might be surprised, however, to learn that certain types of discrimination may be legally acceptable in the modern workplace.

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