WHISTLE BLOWERS ON THE VERGE OF TERMINATION BEAR A HEAVY BURDEN

Peter Saucier
Peter Saucier
09/01/2023
A Radiation Therapist in the Oncology treatment operation at Mercy Hospital violated rules requiring that she obtain signed patient waivers at the same time that her overall performance was unsatisfactory.  Supervising physicians and co-workers cataloged a number of the Therapist’s short-fallings.  A key supervising physician described to investigators at Mercy incidents of “poor job performance and altercations with co-workers.”  Romeka v....
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Recreational Cannabis - What's An Employer To Do?

Kollman & Saucier
Kollman & Saucier
07/26/2023
On July 1, 2023, recreational cannabis (marijuana) became legal in Maryland for persons 21 years and older.  While employers have been navigating this territory with medical marijuana for some time now, here are some tips for employers who now have to contend with recreational use in the mix.   Under the new Maryland law (2022 MD H.B. 1), individuals 21 and older may use marijuana while off duty.  They may not report to work under the influence...
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Time To Care Act Is Still Coming, But It Is Delayed

Jordan Dunham
Jordan Dunham
05/09/2023
As we previously reported, last spring Maryland passed the Time to Care Act (“TTCA”).  Under the TTCA, Maryland joined a growing number of states that will offer a government administered paid family leave program to employees in the state.  The new program’s benefits and requirements were detailed back in April 2022. Originally the TTCA was set to go into effect beginning October 1, 2023, once the state issued regulations by June 1,...
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