On March 16th, I was informed that members on my team have been laid-off/furloughed due to the epidemic. On March 19th, using my employers Ethics and Compliance Reporting Hotline, I submitted a report of racial discrimination for an issue that had been occurring for several months. The next day,... Read more »
It's not entirely clear what the substantive difference between being on administrative leave and laid off/furloughed would be in this situation. Also, if the entire building was laid off prior to the complaint (or leave request?) being made, it might be difficult to establish a case of...Read more »
To add on to Mr. Oakley's good answer, in a malicious prosecution action, the fact that the criminal charges were dismissed by the prosecutor (nolo prosequi) does not give the plaintiff the benefit of a legal presumption that there was no probable cause for the former employer to "bring" the...Read more »
I was hired under an open job position, to quickly get me in the door with the understanding that I would be quickly reclassified as I established myself in the company. I have been made to apply for the job I am already performing several times, and have been told that I do not qualify. I received... Read more »
The question raises several issues, and requires more facts and discussion to fully answer. Generally speaking, entitlement to union benefits (or eligibility for membership) depends on the applicable CBA scope. There are federal (FMLA and the recent COVID-19 changes) and Maryland (sick/safe...Read more »
I gave my job my notice of resignation due to enlisting in the US ARMY. I just found out that my ship out date was pushed out to at least May 19 due to the coronavirus. I was only able to give them a one week notice due to the original date being 3/24/20. When I tried to ask if I could back to work... Read more »
On the limited facts given, USERRA would seem to apply to this situation, and might protect the right to reinstatement following the change in ship out date. However, you'd need to discuss all the facts and circumstances with an attorney. It might be a situation where hiring an attorney to talk...Read more »
Depends on what sort of motion. Most "motions" are ruled on by judges by applying the law and facts to whatever it is the party is requesting the judge to do. If the "motion" is something like a timely filed notice of appeal, then there would generally be no discretion to disallow the appeal to...Read more »
It depends on all the facts and the lease (whether written or not). It might be properly a wrongful detainer, or tenant holding over, or breach of lease, or failure to pay rent- all are theoretically possible under the limited facts in the question.
coat was put on to do a task outside. our simerler coats were hung side by side. not sure if this sounds sensible but to me im still dumbfounded they used this as the reason the get rid of the problem. which all I wanted was the sexural harassment issues to be known so I didnt have to feel... Read more »
Sexual harassment claims (as well as retaliation/wrongful termination claims based on employee complaints about harassment) are very fact-specific and require detailed analysis of the applicable law. There are strict deadlines for filing charges with the EEOC/MCCR, so you should discuss soon with...Read more »
I’m looking for a MD attorney who specializes in small business health club services and non/compliance to Maryland Code Commercial Law Title 14 - Miscellaneous Consumer Protection Provisions Subtitle 12B - Health Club Services.
You might be searching in vain for an attorney who specializes in that narrow of a field. However, it seems like the type of question that could be answered by any attorney capable of interpreting the statute sections and any applicable regulations and applying them to your situation.
I work for arbys. The law was passed in 2018 it states for an employer with 15 or more employees they owe 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours. I said something to my area supervisor he said since we only have 10 employees at my store it doesn’t affect us
The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (aka Sick and Safe Leave) is a vague about whether franchises of the same restaurant chain would be counted together as the same employer for purposes of the 15 employee threshold. However, it is clear that if the national chain is properly the "employer"-...Read more »
That happened in September 2016 while I was out of state. He also broke a lease of farmland depriving me of 11 acres and my 4 acre vineyard (20 yr lease start 2011). Estimated annual income from wines at $7,000,000 conservatively.
Given the amount of time that has passed, it is possible that your potential complaint might be barred by the statute of limitations. You'd need to discuss all the facts and circumstances with an attorney, including the issue of when you discovered the problem(s).
I’d like to add tipping to a service based diy art studio, but want to make sure it is fair to my whole staff. Staff help customers and potentially earn tips and do backroom work to finish customer creations.
Everyone is paid at or above state minimum wage, and I won’t be taking a tip... Read more »
Unfortunately, there is no clear definition of supervisor or manager in the 2018 amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Nor is there guidance on how an employer should handle a situation where a "manager" does not always act in that capacity. There are policies and practices that can...Read more »
She is the president of the Board and as such was the appointing authority for the director who conducted the interviews. There is a close personal relationship between the two. Do I have any recourse?
There isn't generally a civil cause of action for nepotism or conflict of interest for an aggrieved employee. Depending on who the employer is, there might be an internal grievance procedure. Or, if it can be established that there was discrimination against the employee on the basis of a...Read more »
I was on the last stage of disciplinary action, my wife had an out patient procedure and the next morning she started hemorrhaging badly. I called my supervisor and told him that I have a family emergency and I would need a to be out with his permission given the position that I was . He said OK... Read more »
Possibly- it depends on all the facts and circumstances, but the employer's action could be a violation of FMLA or the MD Sick/Safe Leave law. Employees faced with an unforeseeable medical emergency generally only have to give notice as soon as is practicable under the circumstances. But again-...Read more »
Once being deemed the legal father by Maryland's Affidavit of parentage, does this give me full legal rights to have a relationship with my child, and be an active father? Even if the mother has since moved to another state? Do my rights disappear because she, and the children crossed over an... Read more »
You should consult with a family law attorney- they will be able to tell you whether you would need to file something in Maryland or the other state to challenge the ruling/judgment (most likely the other state). It is unclear what the due process/14th Amendment violation would be if you had...Read more »
The employee came to work and because time clock would not accept his punch in, he smashed the screen. The time clock did not work afterwards. He was disciplined and received a written counselling for his actions and made pay restitution for damages. Now they come up with a cost to replace the... Read more »
The general rule is that actual damages are all that can be recovered- a fancy upgrade to a piece of equipment might not be in that category. But additionally, there are separate Maryland and federal laws regarding withholding pay from an employee (as opposed to demanding they pay).
A little over 6 years ago Oct 2013 I was humiliated by an instructor at work in front of a group of people. It was unbelievable and malicious. (Additional details usually result in people being aghast and shake their head in unbelief.) At the time I did not realize I suffered a mental health injury... Read more »
Most likely, if the employment was in North Carolina, then that state's laws will control the statute of limitations and when the cause of action accrued. So you should post your question in that forum, or consult with a North Carolina attorney. Generally speaking, the "discovery rule" starts the...Read more »
We have a big lawsuit that needs to be resolved sooner than later I have contacted a lawyer but she is way to expensive. She said I have a very big lawsuit and definitely been traumatized . this is something that will follow our life living here in our town. We only want justice and to live without... Read more »
There is no private cause of action for a HIPAA violation- in other words, an individual may not sue for damages based solely on such a violation. However, the Maryland Confidentiality of Medical Records Act does allow a person to sue for recovery of actual damages. It is possible that the same...Read more »
house does not have Use & Occ permit but has city certified rental license. Final Plumbing/HVAC, Final Electrical, Lead Inspected. Tenant I yr lease expires end of month. paid 7 months. in default 5 months. Tenants went to court and got FTPR dismissed bcoz of U & O. I gave them30 day notice to... Read more »
In a tenant holding over action (as opposed to FTPR), there is no requirement that the landlord be in compliance with all local licensing ordinances. There is Maryland case law that the lack of a rental license in and of itself is not a justification for a court to award a refund of paid rent-...Read more »
My lease ended 8/31/19. My landlord sent me a list of damages that we owe for, the letter was stamped 10/15/19, we received it 10/16/19. MD law gives them “within 45 days”, was this within the time frame? They held my security deposit and sent bill for damages. Also, I believe they are supposed... Read more »
30 days have September... The statute doesn't say the list of damages has to be received within 45 days. If the landlord actually paid for repairs, they would reasonably need to list that (as opposed to an earlier higher estimate). But if the damages are estimates, the statute merely requires...Read more »
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