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The death of the 40-hour workweek

When you’re hired for a full-time job, the understanding is that you’ll put in at least a 40-hour workweek. The expectation — especially for salaried employees who don’t qualify for overtime — is that you’ll put in more to ensure your projects get done. Or because the boss needs something at the last minute. Or […]

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FMLA Employers: DOL Has Published New Forms

Thanks to member Christine Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Independent HR Consultant & Author with FiveL Company, who advises that for those that are FMLA covered employers (have employed 50 or more employees for 20 or more calendar weeks in 2014 or will have by May 20, 2015) that all the DOL FMLA forms expired […]

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Friday, May 15th, 2015 Clarion Hotel 6400 Oxon Hill Road Oxon Hill, MD 20745   Interested subcontractors and vendors are invited to attend an Outreach Session for the following services only:   Combined Session 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Doors Open at 12:30 p.m. Session beings promptly at 1:00 p.m. – Individual package breakouts immediately […]

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Analysis: Hogan’s budget seeks to avoid deficits, but it must also restore the balance sheet

By Charlie Hayward For MarylandReporter.com Gov. Larry Hogan had high ambitions for his first budget. Hogan said it was an “attempt to reverse the unsustainable fiscal path we have been following and break the cycle that this state has found itself in year after year.” To do that the budget increased “general spending by only […]

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No increase in Md. property tax rate after vote

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland residents and businesses won’t see an increase in the state property tax in the coming year, even as state officials note that growing payments on bonds could necessitate one in the future. The Board of Public Works voted 2-0 to keep the state tax on real property at 11.2 cents per $100 […]

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‘No one gets to be a winner’ after Baltimore riots, economist says

Rick Seltzer Staff reporter- Baltimore Business Journal Only time will tell the full effects of violence and unrest rocking Baltimore this week, area economic experts say — but the region has already taken a blow that can only get worse in the immediate future. “No one gets to be a winner,” said Daraius Irani, chief […]

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Rascovar: Hogan begins taming Maryland’s structural deficit

By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com Can Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. tame Maryland’s long-standing structural budget deficit? Judging from his first stab at it, he’s more than halfway there. But high hurdles lie ahead if he is to reach the point where the state’s ongoing revenues far exceed annual spending. Hogan may grumble to appease […]

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5 Questions with DBED Secretary R. Michael Gill

When Gov. Larry Hogan appointed R. Michael Gill to be the new head of the state Department of Business and Economic Development, it was not the first time Gill had taken on a public role. The longtime businessman was appointed to a five-year term on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents in 2004 […]

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CMRT Transportation Conference and Networking Reception

Mobility Matters! Connecting People to Life! Mobility Management Conference with Networking Reception & Silent Auction Keynote Speaker: Dr. Judy Shanley, Easter Seals, Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition & Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:00am-6:00pm The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Rd, Linthicum Heights, […]

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New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation’s offensive capabilities

Updated at 12:05 am Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will lay out the military’s new strategy for fighting battles over computer networks Thursday, today, officials said, revealing what analysts say appears be a tougher, more offensive approach to cyber warfare. It’s the first major update to the Pentagon’s cyber strategy in four years, a period during […]

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