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Can I Sue My Employer for Firing Me Under False Accusations?

Getting fired is always emotional. Even if your boss has a valid reason for letting you go, it hurts. But when your boss terminates you because of an outright lie, the trauma increases. When you believe that someone in your...

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Can You Be Fired for Taking a Leave of Absence?

Taking care of yourself and your household is not always about the money you bring home from work. Sometimes you need time off to tend to important personal or family matters. If you need this type of break and want...

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What to Do If Your Employer Won’t Reimburse Business Expenses

The transactional relationship between you and an employer should be a simple exchange: Your employer needs to compensate you each time you perform work for it. But what happens when your work obligations incur costs or require you to spend...

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How Do You Prove Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

A breach of fiduciary duty is a serious, complex, and often challenging matter. Familiarizing yourself with the law, examples, and burden of proof in these actions can give you a better understanding of what to expect. If you believe an...

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What Happens to Equity When You Leave a Company?

Whether you intend to stay at your current company for a few years or forever, it is always essential to understand what happens to your equity when you leave a company. The truth is that unforeseen things happen, and being...

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Smithey Law Group LLC Recommits to Wellbeing in the Legal Profession

Smithey Law Group LLC is proud to announce our renewed commitment to the American Bar Association's Wellbeing Pledge, reinforcing our dedication to the health and well-being of our employees, colleagues, and the broader legal community. Recognizing the unique pressures and...

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Three Common Mistakes After You Are Terminated

So, you get called into a mid-Friday meeting with your supervisor.  You are not sure what the meeting is about but quickly review your latest projects and brush up on any questions that might arise.  You walk into the meeting...

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Important Changes in Store for Maryland Non-Compete Agreements

For much of Maryland, last week was simply the first week in April.  In Annapolis, however, the week was about one thing and one thing only – the fate of legislation.  Between end-of-session parties and fire trucks on State Circle...

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What Happens to Employees During Mergers and Acquisitions?

Whether you are an employee on the buyer or target side of a merger and acquisition, one word that likely comes to mind is uncertainty. Any merger & acquisition will come with some form of change potentially drastically affecting the...

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Workplace Sexual Harassment as a Contractor or Temporary Employee

If you are wondering what your rights might be if you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace but not a permanent employee, you have come to the right place. While most federal and state employment laws, such...

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