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Shawe & Rosenthal LLP 
Baltimore, Maryland Office
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One South Street, Suite 1800
Baltimore, Maryland  21202

(Independent City)

Telephone: 410-752-1040
Fax: 410-752-8861
URL: http://www.shawe.com


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About this office:

One of the first law firms in the country devoted exclusively to the representation of management in labor and employment matters, Shawe & Rosenthal was founded in 1947 by Earle K. Shawe.

The firm represents employers throughout the United States in every industry, including manufacturing, banking, insurance, health care, hotels and restaurants, communications, retail, utilities, food processing, publishing, construction, transportation, and education. Included among its clients are over 30 Fortune 500 corporations and many non-profit organizations, trade associations, and public employers.

The firm has been labor and employment counsel to such large companies as Danaher Corp., GEICO, Legg Mason & Co., LLC, McDonald's Corporation, MedStar Health, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Sylvan Learning Center.

The firm's practice includes defense of claims involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, defamation, ERISA, wage and hour, and occupational safety and health matters. It represents management in NLRB hearings and representation campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, picketing disputes, and unfair labor practice proceedings. The firm also provides advice and assistance in the complex areas of covenants not to compete, employee benefits, immigration, and compliance audits under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

The firm's members practice regularly before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and local human relations commissions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, state occupational safety and health agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Firm members publications include the "Employment Law Deskbook" (1989), "Corporate Counsel Solutions Employment Policies and Practices" and two chapters in "NLRA Law & Practice" (1991), all published by Matthew Bender. The firm also writes the "Maryland and Federal Employment Law Manual, published by the American Chamber of Commerce Publishers.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Affirmative ActionEmployment Discrimination
Employment LitigationLabor-Management Relations
OSHAWages and Hours

Statement of Practice Summary:
Management Labor Law; Management Employment Law; All Employment Related Litigation; Affirmative Action; Collective Bargaining; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Covenants Not To Compete; Employee Benefits; Employment Practices Liability Insurance; ERISA; Immigration Law; Wage And Hour Law; National Labor Relations Act; Noncompete Litigation; Title VII Discrimination; Exclusively On Behalf Of Management; Occupational Safety And Health; WARN Act; Wrongful Termination Defense.

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DOL's Proposed Overtime Rule
Fiona W. Ong, July 8, 2015
As we mentioned in our June E-Update, the Department of Labor has now issued its long-awaited revision to the regulations governing which employees are exempt from the requirement to pay overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Accommodating a Teacher’s Fear of Children?
Fiona W. Ong, April 6, 2015
I love these odd cases - like the one-armed man who wanted to be an “unarmed” security guard, about which I blogged previously. Here’s another one that tickled my funny bone - the teacher with pedophobia, which is a debilitating fear of children! (Let’s just absorb the irony...

Managers Gone Wild on Social Media
Fiona W. Ong, April 6, 2015
People are increasingly turning to social media to vent their frustrations, and those frustrations frequently involve the workplace. The problem is that managers, who are deemed to speak and act for the company as a matter of law, can cause problems with a social media rant.

Year Established: 1947

Representative Clients:
Ace Hardware Corp. (Oak Brook, Il); Annapolis Symphony Orchestra; B. F. Saul Company Hotel Division (Hay-Adams Hotel); The Baltimore Orioles; The Baltimore Sun; Bermuda Hotel Assn.; Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc.; Boscov's Department Store, LLC; Burris Logistics, Inc.; Corporate Offices Properties Trust; Danaher Corp.; DynCorp International LLC; Educate, Inc.(Sylvan Learning Centers); Federal Express Corporation; Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Foster Wheeler Corp.; Gabelli Asset Management Company; The Gap, Inc.; Government Employees Insurance Co. (GEICO); High Industries; LaFarge (Redland Genstar); Legg Mason & Co, LLC; State of Maryland Port Administration; McDonald's Corp.; McLane Company, Inc.; Old Mutual Financial Network; Oldcastle Inc. (Pennsy Supply); PepsiCo Inc.; Prime Retail, L.P.; RRI Energy, Inc.; Southern Maryland Electric Coop., Inc.; TESSCO Technologies, Inc.; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Ventura Foods; Siemens VAI Services, LLC; Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.

REPRESENTATIVE HEALTHCARE CLIENTS: Beebe Medical Center; Calvert Memorial Hospital; Dimensions Health Corporation (Prince George's Hospital Center, Laurel Regional Medical Center), Genesis HealthCare Corporation; Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Health Management Resources, Inc.; MedStar Health (Franklin Square Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital; Good Samaritan Hospital, Harbor Hospital; Montgomery General Hospital; The Union Memorial Hospital); Mercy Medical Center; SavaSeniorCare; Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital; Shore Health System (Dorchester & Easton Memorial); Southern Maryland Hospital Center; University of Maryland Medical Center; Upper Chesapeake Health System.

Wachovia Corporation.

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