Questions Answered by June Marie Marshall

Q: What are possible penalties if I accept a position with a recent client of my current employer?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
It depends on how the contract is worded. The employer can file a complaint in court for breach of contract. The penalty could be anything from specific performance (leave the employment with the past company) to some kind of money damages (loss of severance pay). He could also end up paying the employers legal fees for enforcing the contract.

Q: I was fired in DC on 8/28/17 I had 98 hrs of vacation time. How can I receive compensation my accrued vacation time?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You can file a claim with the Washington DC Office of Wage and Hour Compliance. The website is https://does.dc.gov/service/office-wage-hour-compliance.

Q: If I am a contracted worker can i sue for not being paid

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
If you have a contract, you could sue for breach of contract.

Q: I believe my daughter's employer is retaliating against her by not making her paycheck available. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
The employer should not be holding her check. If she does not get the money her employer owes her, she can file a complaint with the Maryland Employment Standards Service.

Q: Have a case in one county neither person lives in that county anymore can I do change of venue to county I live in now

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You can motion to change the venue when:

(c) Convenience of the Parties and Witnesses. On motion of any party, the court may transfer any action to any other circuit court where the action might have been brought if the transfer is for the convenience of the parties and witnesses and serves the interests of justice.

Q: I was fired last Monday for not staying late. I was fired in front of customers and employees. I was the Ast, Mgr.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
Maryland is an at-will state. You can be fired for any reason or no reason. You can check your company's disciplinary policy to see if you have any recourse there.

Q: In 2008 I was granted custody of my daughter. In 2010 I got in trouble with the law and her mother filed for custody and

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
If there is no new custody order, the first one is still in effect.

Q: Am I entitled to accrued vacation time after I quit my job?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You are entitled to your vacation time. Unless you have an agreement that states otherwise, you are not entitled to sick time (it's supposed to be used for being sick while employed).

Q: I have 17 yr old son, the bio father does not know he exists yet, what can I do to protect my family legally/financially

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
I don't understand what the biological father would be suing for. If anything, he would owe you child support.

Q: I got married in 2011 split up with husband in 2012 in June a month later he went to jail for 4 years in that time

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
Anything you acquired during the marriage is considered marital property. It doesn't sound like you can reach agreement with your spouse for you to keep that mobile home. Even if the mobile home is in your name, Maryland considers the home as titled tenants by the entirety. Depending on the argument you present, the judge could require a sale of the home and you and your spouse divide the proceeds. I suggest you seek legal representation.

Q: I was terminated from my GM job on 8/3/17. The company is now denying unemployment and lying about why they fired me.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You can appeal the denial of unemployment and request a hearing. You will have to provide evidence disputing the employer's claim about why it fired you.

Q: Just lost my job. Trial to modify custody/child support is over, waiting for judge's verdict for 3 months. What to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You should contact the clerks office at the court where you filed the motion and find out what happened to your case. You should have a hearing on the prior petition or merge the two petitions into one order.

Q: My kids dad says hes goin to go to an attorney to arrange visitation with our children,but without going to court,can he

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
He can file a complaint for visitation. If you and he reach an agreement, he will not have to go to court. However, you don't reach an agreement, he will have to go to court and get an order from the judge for visitation.

Q: I have worked for about 6 weeks now. The company's paycheck come out every Friday. I have received ONE check....

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
You can file a complaint with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Employment Standards Service. The website is: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor.

Q: can I sue my work company for difamation

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
Your defamation claim would be against your coworkers. You have to have evidence that you did not say what they reported. Regarding HR, since Black and Decker is a private company, you should check their disciplinary action policies to see if you have any recourse.

Q: Female boss criticizes clothes/hair in front of coworkers. I follow dress code and am neat. I work in govt. Is this ok?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
As long as you are in compliance with the dress code policy, if there is one, I don't see how she can take action against you for this reason. If you feel she is discriminating against based on a protected class (race, sex, etc.) then you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Otherwise, you can review your policies to see if the manager violated a policy. She has a right to her opinion as long as she does not...

Q: Child support & SSI

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
Support is based on the child support guidelines. Its still the mother's responsibility to help raise the child. You should contact an attorney, but if SSI does not meet the minimum requirements, I believe that the mother is required to pay support.

Q: The father of my 4 year old was recently awarded physical custody by the CA courts July of this year. The case was then

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
If the father is making major legal decisions without consulting you, you can file a petition for contempt. Judges generally grant joint legal custody when the mother and father are able to communicate with each other. That does not seem to be the case here. If the parties are unable to communicate (make decisions), the judge could award sole legal custody. I suggest you retain a lawyer to represent you if you haven't already.

Q: have not seen daughter 2 months mom breaking order I filed to modify visitation court sept anything I can do to see her

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
June Marie Marshall's answer
Visitation is not considered a reason for an emergency hearing so you will have to wait it out.

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