The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

ABA ethics opinion on working remotely


In 2020, the pandemic changed just about everything. One of the biggest areas affected was the way that work was performed. Out of necessity, it was the year of working remotely for businesses across the country. And with increasing COVID-19 ...

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The matter of Michael Flynn

Steven H Levin

Winston Churchill acknowledged that “all men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” Likewise, Henry Ford is credited with saying that “the only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” Former National Security Advisor ...

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Looking ahead to a promising 2021


We know it has been a tough year, but as 2020 comes to an end and we enter the new year, we have been receiving a flurry of announcements of major development projects suggesting that we may be coming out ...

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Financial tips around holiday giving

Russ Weber

This year has been a difficult year for everyone. The effects of the coronavirus have been far-reaching, affecting people across the country and in our backyard. As we approach the end of the year and enjoy the holiday season, there ...

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EEOC’s updated guidance on vaccinations


On Dec. 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance to provide clarification on employer COVID-19 vaccination policies. The EEOC reiterated that mandatory COVID tests are permissible, but must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Title ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Three astonishing facts in Clipper Mill lawsuit


Wait. Perhaps the Baltimore Brew left something out of its December 14, 2020 article entitled “Larry Jennings to Appeal Dismissal of $25 Million Suit Against Clipper Mill Residents.”  There are several rather astonishing claims in the article. Jennings, who owns ...

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The pandemic reshapes residential real estate


Real estate has traditionally been conducted in person, from start to finish. When the pandemic paralyzed our country, real estate was forced to go contactless. At that moment, the entire industry was propelled into the future. Consumers requested virtual showings ...

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SSA needs strong leadership


When President-elect Joe Biden took the stage to address the country on Saturday, Nov. 7, Americans across the country took a sigh of relief. Finally, we could all turn off the news every now and then. We could rest assured ...

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Why the hospitality industry matters


How many jobs are in a bottle of beer? It’s an odd question and one that I imagine most of you have never considered before. To be honest, even though I’m the food and beverage director at Merritt Clubs, I ...

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