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Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …


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Consumer Alert: Per Governor’s order, Md. registered vehicles cannot be towed for expired registrations

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reminded residents that, in an effort to control and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020. This declaration affected the operations of many state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Administration. On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan ordered that …


Maryland Secretary of State, Attorney General warn of possible COVID-19 charity scams

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Federal Trade Commission has reported that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus, including through the sale of counterfeit products and the solicitation of money and personal information. When charities request donations in response to the coronavirus, Marylanders may feel duty-bound to donate in an effort to help their neighbors. Maryland’s Secretary of State John C. …

Frosh warns Marylanders of coronavirus scams

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning Maryland residents to be on guard against scams involving the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). Scammers are setting up websites to sell bogus health products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts about COVID-19 as a ruse to steal money and personal information. …

Frosh joins lawsuit challenging border wall funding

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s diversion of  $3.8 billion for the construction of the border wall. In the lawsuit, the coalition argues that the court should again rule that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) diversion of already-allocated funds to the construction …

Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit to safeguard protections for workers in the Fair Labor Standards Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop the Trump Administration from eliminating key labor protections for workers. The lawsuit challenges a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) rule that seeks to unlawfully narrow the joint employment standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The …