Warmest Wishes for the Holidays from Hyatt & Weber!

PROJECT USO ELF In lieu of internal holiday gifts, Hyatt & Weber attorneys and staff chose to contribute funds to our local USO Project Elf. Each holiday season, USO-Metro has the privilege of delivering warmth and festivity to our troops and their families on behalf of the American people. With a matching gift from the […]

Court Finds Board of Directors Not Entitled to Benefit of Business Judgment Rule

In Brining v. Donavan , Civil Action No. 16-3422-BLS1, 2017 WL 4542947 (Sup. Ct. Mass. Sept. 14, 2017), a court denied a motion to dismiss filed by a corporation and, thus, denied its board of directors the benefit of the business judgment rule because the board’s decision not to pursue litigation or a derivative action […]

Court Holds Insurance Policy Applies to Merged Company

In BCB Bancorp, Inc. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. , Civil Action No. 13-1261, 2017 WL 4155235 (D.N.J. Sept. 18, 2017), a federal district court analyzed the interplay of a directors and officers liability insurance policy with a New Jersey statute to determine that insurance coverage for a shareholder class action lawsuit was available to […]

Court Finds Non-Compete Provision Unenforceable Based on Wage/Hour Violations

In SpaceAge Consulting Corp. v. Vizconde , No. L-1196-14, 2017 WL 4183281 (Sup. Ct. App. Div. N.J. Sept. 22, 2017), a New Jersey appellate court concluded that the non-compete provision of the contract the company sought to enforce was void and unenforceable because the company violated wage/hour regulations with respect to the employee against whom […]

Hyatt & Weber Holiday Party 2017

Hyatt & Weber was pleased to welcome over 200 guests to the lobby of the Severn Bank Building on Westgate Circle in Annapolis for our annual holiday celebration. Our attorneys and staff mingled with clients, local judges, attorneys, elected officials, and many other invited guests while dining on a delicious menu provided by local Annapolis […]

Stephen Stern Presents Harnessing the Perils and Promise of Social Media for Business Growth

On December 12, impactHR welcomed Hyatt & Weber employment attorney Stephen Stern to their offices in Columbia, MD to present, “Harnessing the Perils and Promise of Social Media for Business Growth.” Most of us are using social media in our lives today – whether at home or in the workplace. In fact, the percentage of […]

Extended Leave of Absence Found Not a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

Many employers have offered some form of extended leave to an employee as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) when that employee’s leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) has been exhausted. But how much extended leave is reasonable under the ADA? In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc. , […]