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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Q: If a verbally abusiv family member shows up at your house uninvited and refuses to leave and repeats, is it harrassment?

This immediate family member has repeatedly verbally and emotionally attacked me. They have showed up to my house after I asked not to, and refused to leave. They make threats to show up at my children's sports activities and it drives my anxiety and stress. They are manipulative and minimize my... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Oct 4, 2017

Sounds like trespassing.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Maryland on
Q: What are possible penalties if I accept a position with a recent client of my current employer?

My son , employed by a small Maryland IT company serviced a contract for approx 2 years. The contract ended. The company extended only the work my son was doing. Now they want to engage my son as a full-time consultant (not an employee). At time of employment with current company he signed an... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Oct 15, 2017

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
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?

My former employer refuses to pay me for the time. The handbook says that any unused vacation time is paid on your final check. I informed him that I did not receive it on my last check. He sent me a letter stating that he's not paying me for the vacation time because I was terminated. The employee... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 22, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for Maryland on
Q: If I am a contracted worker can i sue for not being paid

I worked for a month and he did not pay me for my time, travels, or sales made. There a handful of others he did not pay either.

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June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 19, 2017

If you have a contract, you could sue for breach of contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: I believe my daughter's employer is retaliating against her by not making her paycheck available. Legal?

She has worked at a family owned franchise ice cream place for a few years, and missed work last week due to her grandmother passing away. The manager, suspecting my daughter is resigning, took my daughter's check home with her until my daughter speaks with her. The other employee's checks are... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 11, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
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

It's for a contempt of court order for visitation an modify visitation n child support

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 11, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: I was fired last Monday for not staying late. I was fired in front of customers and employees. I was the Ast, Mgr.

It was truck day and I already worked a half hr over my scheduled time, which was not a problem. My wife had to be at work early and I had to leave because I have 5 children and no babysitter and I got fired for it.

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 7, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
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

Was granted temporary custody. In 2013 the case was closed due to lack of pros. Does this make the first custody case valid again?

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 5, 2017

If there is no new custody order, the first one is still in effect.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: Am I entitled to accrued vacation time after I quit my job?

I quit my job tuesday morning. I called out the day prior due to being sick..when I arrived to clock in Tuesday morning I wrote using 7 hrs sick time. I realized I had also accrued 15 hrs of vacation. So I am wondering if I am entitled to the 15 hrs, and if I am entitled to my sick time I had and... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 1, 2017

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).

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Family Law for Maryland on
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

concerned when the bipolar biological father finds out he could sue or disrupt current family of 5 total including me. Home in husbands name.

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 1, 2017

I don't understand what the biological father would be suing for. If anything, he would owe you child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Maryland on
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

I purchased a mobile home when he got out I gave him a chance after 3 months this isn't gonna work to many lies is name is on nothing he hasn't paid a dime to live there can I get him out I don't want to try no longer I live in Maryland please help me

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Sep 1, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
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.

I was discriminated against the entire 10.5 months I worked there. By my boss and co workers and now they are lying to unemployment about why the fired me Do I have any legal recourse?

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 30, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Q: Just lost my job. Trial to modify custody/child support is over, waiting for judge's verdict for 3 months. What to do?

With this said, I filed a motion to modify child support as soon as I was laid off. Normally when you file a motion to modify the court issues summons in a couple of days. They haven't so far. Will the judge calls us back before he gives his decision on the prior petition and take in new... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 30, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
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

I recently separated with my childrens dad and since he just left ive been living with then ever since, now he wants visitation and he said hes going to do it through an attorney without going to court, so my question is if he can do that?

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 30, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: I have worked for about 6 weeks now. The company's paycheck come out every Friday. I have received ONE check....

HR keeps giving me the run around. It will all be on my account this week, we are mailing one and it will be there next Wed to even just hanging up on me. What can I do? I don't want to lose my job but I need to get paid, I'm pretty much working for free right now

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 30, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: can I sue my work company for difamation

I work for this company and today I was brought to HR due to this incident were 2 or more of my coworkers teamed up for difamation about me saying inappropriate things about my boss. HR said that she did an investigation and she came to the conclusion that since there were more than 2 people... Read more »

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June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 22, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: Female boss criticizes clothes/hair in front of coworkers. I follow dress code and am neat. I work in govt. Is this ok?

I am in a state budget office, not the fashion industry. I am a recently divorced single mom and can't afford expensive clothes and haircuts. She pulls up pictures of models on the internet and tells me I should look more like them. My immediate supervisor does not agree and is fine with how I... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 22, 2017

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Q: Child support & SSI

I have had my granddaughter for 5 years, her father deceased & mom is living her life 2.5 hours away. The child gets ssi which I began getting in March. The child is enrolled in private school, admittedly by my choice but it carries a hefty payment of $454. a month. Mom was getting the money... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 22, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Maryland on
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

Moved to MD. A hearing was set for Nov. this year. He has been committing parental alienation and now when I call to speak with my child he only conference calls me. We were ordered by the judge to only talk over a website because of his communication issues. He has a lawyer and although we share... Read more »

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 22, 2017

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on
Q: have not seen daughter 2 months mom breaking order I filed to modify visitation court sept anything I can do to see her

I'm trying find out if there is anything else I can file to see my daughter it's been to long an court date for her breaking court order an modification of visitation is still not till end sept. I have not seen my daughter since April 2017

June Marie Marshall
June Marie Marshall answered on Aug 18, 2017

Visitation is not considered a reason for an emergency hearing so you will have to wait it out.

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