Apr 25

CLIENT ALERT – Status Matters: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The Department of Labor (the “DOL”) recently issued a new rule establishing a six-factor test to determine if a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). If properly classified as an independent contractor, the worker is not entitled to various employment-related protections (e.g.,… Read More »

Apr 24


On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission, by a vote of 3-2, issued its final rule effectivelybanning (with limited exceptions) non-compete agreements. KEY POINTS The Final Rule What agreements are covered? The rule defines a “non-compete clause” as a term or condition of employment that prohibits a worker from, penalizes a worker for, or… Read More »

Feb 20

CLIENT ALERT – Update on Corporate Transparency Act Reporting Requirements

Corporate Transparency Act Almost every business entity registered with a state (whether as an LLC, corporation, or otherwise) is required to complete and file a Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting (BOIR) form with the federal government. Reporting Process A copy of the current BOIR form is attached for reference. The form must be submitted online at… Read More »

Aug 22

Navigating Maryland MVA’s Response to Vehicle-Related Violations

By Lee J. Eidelberg, Esquire Facing the aftermath of a vehicle-related law violation in Maryland can be daunting, but it’s crucial to understand the steps that follow a conviction and the options you have. Maryland’s District Court works in tandem with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to ensure that appropriate measures are taken in… Read More »

Jul 17

Adult Use Cannabis Now Legal

By Lee J. Eidelberg, Esquire In November 2022, Maryland voters approved a referendum to legalize marijuana for adult use. Following this, the Maryland Legislature passed the Cannabis Reform Act (H.B. 556/S.B. 516) in spring 2023. Governor Wes Moore signed the bill into law on May 3, 2023, thereby establishing its legal effect. As of July… Read More »

Jun 08

I inadvertently overlooked my Maryland traffic violation, resulting in the suspension of my driver’s license in my home state. What steps should I take to address this situation?

By Lee J. Eidelberg, Esquire Throughout my years of practice, I frequently receive inquiries from drivers outside of Maryland who, while passing through the state, have received citations that they either ignored or forgot about. These drivers erroneously believe that their lack of contact with the state minimizes the risk of future consequences. However, several… Read More »

May 03

What Are My Options Upon Receipt of a Moving Violation?

By Lee J. Eidelberg, Esquire Moving violations in Maryland are of two varieties: “payable” or “non-serious” violations, and those which require the alleged offender to appear in court, or “must appear” violations.1 The latter violations, with limited exceptions, carry both monetary fines and a penalty of incarceration. Citations are now usually issued on a computer… Read More »

Apr 05

Reproductive Autonomy: How are Fertilized Embryos Awarded in Divorce

The Appellate Court of Maryland  has recently established a multi-factor  framework for courts to determine the disposition of cryogenically preserved embryos in a divorce.  Tackling this issue for the first time in Maryland, in Jocelyn P. v. Joshua P., the appellate court said: Neither this Court nor the [Supreme Court of Maryland] has classified the… Read More »