LawMatters- May 2017

CEO CORNER
Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek, govmates Partners and Co-founders
Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek are the co-founders, Partners, and “matchmakers” at govmates, a free teaming partner platform for government contractors. Founded in 2015, govmates represents more than 50 federal agencies and has successfully made more than 7,000 matches between...Read More

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Also See: Betsy Cerulo, CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, Inc and President of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Smile, You’re On Camera
by Neil Morris, Esq. & Gabriel Celii, Esq.

Several recent labor rulings by the National Labor Relations Board have held that employers cannot stop employees from making recordings at work.  Gone may be the time when the boss could issue a policy banning recordings at the workplace.  Depending upon your state’s wiretap laws, most states allow recording .....Read More

Also See: How To Minimize Risk of Hidden Pension Liabilities in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions by Theodore Stein, Esq.

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OFFIT KURMAN PRESENTS
Sarah Sawyer on Joining Offit Kurman

Sarah Sawyer is a labor and employment attorney with a focus on commercial, business, and employment litigation. Sarah allows business owners to focus on growing their business by anticipating, identifying, and avoiding legal landmines. As an experienced business advisor, she works with her clients to come up with solutions to their greatest legal questions and concerns. Learn more about Sarah

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Also See: Thomas Repczynski's Elevator Pitch


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THE LAWYER IS IN  
OSHA Delays Enforcement of the New Silica Standards for 90 Days by Karin Corbett, Esq.

Earlier this month, OHSA announced that it will delay enforcement of its silica rule for the construction industry for 90 days, which makes the new enforcement date September 23, 2017.  The agency reasoned that more time is needed to, “secure additional guidance for the rule due to the unique nature of the requirements in the....Read More

Also See: The Virginia Fair Housing Board’s Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation Requests for Assistance Animals by Crystal Kramer, Esq.

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PLACES TO BE
Labor and Employment Telebfriefs® with
Howard Kurman on Wednesday,
June 14, 2017
at 9:00 a.m.

The Telebriefs® are 30-minute, information-packed phone calls geared towards executives, HR directors, supervisors, managers, and business owners. Join Howard K. Kurman, as he discusses employment law developments occurring over the past two weeks that will most significantly impact employers nationwide.  Click here for more information

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SPOTLIGHT ON US
Baltimore Ravens, Mayor Pugh, and More Join Ray Lewis and Offit Kurman for Inaugural Power52 Live “Energize Our Future” Fundraising Event

Last week, a cavalcade of Maryland’s luminaries, business leaders, and VIPs turned out for Power52 Live "Energize Our Future," a charity event benefitting former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ Power52 Foundation. Energize Our Future was held at the Under Armour House at 1100 E Fayette Street in Baltimore......Read More

Also See: Offit Kurman Attorneys Recognized by Legal Intelligencer

OUR GROWTH
Nate Fox Joins Offit Kurman as the Third Attorney in the Firm’s New Suburban Philadelphia Office

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce today that Nathan Fox has joined the firm. Mr. Fox will be working alongside the lawyers at the firm’s newest office location in the Philadelphia suburbs, where he will practice as a Principal level attorney in Offit Kurman’s Construction Law, Business Litigation, and Real Estate Law and Transactions Practice Groups...Read More