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Law digest – 1/28/15

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Probation: Probation agent’s instruction — that defendant, who was released early from prison subject to mandatory supervision, comply with a condition of mandatory supervision by submitting to a polygraph test — was not outside ...

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Wage law provides out-of-state protection, court says

Wage law provides out-of-state protection, court says

A poorly drafted employment contract between a Maryland lawyer and a Virginia law firm gave Maryland’s top court the opportunity to say the state’s wage-protection law safeguards Marylanders working for out of state companies regardless of where their contract was signed.

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Kmart settles with EEOC for $102,000

Kmart Corp. will pay more than $102,000 to settle claims it denied employment to a Hyattsville job applicant who could not submit to a urine sample for the company’s pre-employment drug screening due to his diseased kidneys. The U.S. Equal ...

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Making summer plans

Making summer plans

In the wake of the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009, many local law firms rethought their summer associate programs — the traditional try-out for permanent employment after graduation — by cutting back on the number of students they planned to hire and shortening the length of the program.

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