Published: September 17, 2020

Several labor and employment laws affecting Maryland employers will go into effect on October 1, 2020. These laws include: tougher requirements under the State’s “Mini-WARN” Act; a CROWN Act, which expands the law to prohibit discrimination based on hair style; an amendment to the Equal Pay for Equal Work law; and a ban on salary history inquiries.

Maryland’s Mini-WARN Act

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Published: June 16, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on Monday, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination because of “sex,” bars employers from discriminating based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Published: March 11, 2020

Virginia and Colorado are now the fourth and fifth states, respectively, and Montgomery County, Maryland is the first local government to ban hair discrimination. The bans in all three jurisdictions clarify that discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle or texture is a form of racial discrimination.

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Published: January 30, 2019

On January 15, 2019 legislators in New York passed the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (or "GENDA"). GENDA, which had been pending before the state legislature for more than 15 years, was formally signed by Governor Cuomo last week . The law was passed at the same time the Supreme Court considered whether to hear a case which could potentially add the same protections under Title VII.

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