LawMatters – June 2021

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OK at Work: COVID-19 State of Emergency Orders are Being Terminated

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss what is in store for employers now that most states, including Maryland, are in the process of eliminating COVID-19 restrictions. In Maryland, Governor Hogan announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will conclude on July 1st with any remaining orders ending 45 days…

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Sandra Brooks Accepted Into Prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers

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Sandra Brooks Accepted Into Prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers Sandra Brooks, Offit Kurman principal attorney, has been accepted into the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a prestigious and invitation-only fellowship. The criteria to become a fellow of the IAFL is rigorous; it is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by…

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Theodora Stringham Elected to Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors

Theodora Stringham Elected to Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors Theodora Stringham, a Principal in Offit Kurman’s Tysons Corner, VA office was recently elected to serve as a Director on the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA) Board of Directors. The FBA has over 2,000 members and is one of the largest bar associations in Virginia, serving…

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OK at Work: Non-Competes

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss strategies for using restrictive covenants to protect your business’s interests in a shifting legal landscape. In 2019, Maryland enacted a law that prohibits non-competes for lower earning employees and Washington, D.C. recently passed a ban on non-competes. In addition to non-compete…

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Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Meetings Lifted

Effective May 14, 2021, North Carolina Governor Cooper’s restrictions on the allowable number of people for indoor and outdoor meetings and social distancing requirements were lifted.  For HOAs, this means that in-person board and member meetings may now be held with no capacity restrictions, social distancing or mask requirements.  There remain some mask mandates, mostly…

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OK at Work: Safety in the Workplace

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss safety in the workplace. With today’s workforce beginning their migration back to the offices, there are increased opportunities for safety concerns for employers. As tensions rise from the return, employers are looking to understand the liabilities that they face and the…

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OK at Work: Managing Remote Workplace Policies and Culture

On this week’s episode of OK at Work,  Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss how finding ways to engage, train and manage remote workers is paramount in today’s workplace. It can be easier for employment issues to go unnoticed or remain unresolved in a remote work environment, making remote work policies and thoughtful management of…

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