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Monthly Archives: August 2022

Fees

Is Your Small Business Charging Customers Illegal Fees?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The federal government instituted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2010, when most working adults were reeling from the 2008 financial crisis.  The goal was to protect consumers from abusive and unfair business practices, predatory loans, and excessive fees.  Debt is still a widespread problem in American society; more than half of U.S…. Read More »

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Maryland Employers Should Prepare To Comply With New Paid Family Leave Requirements

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As of 2022, no federal laws guarantee paid leave from work for short-term illnesses or family caregiving obligations; all legal entitlements to paid leave in the United States are based on state laws.  Maryland has been an early adopter of statewide paid leave policies; only ten other states and the District of Columbia implemented… Read More »

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