I have been given an employment contract that should I resign or be terminate prevents me from performing the same work for a competitor or opening my own business. Can they legally prevent me in Maryland from continuing to work in my chosen career? I understand I cannot solicit their current... View More
I would suggest you have the agreement reviewed by an employment lawyer. The lawyer should be able to give you a sense of the enforceability of the agreement. The wording of these agreements vary and the wording matters. Also, what you do at work is an important part of the analysis. I have...View More
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... View More
I work for a place called Kumon of Silver Spring in Silver Spring Maryland. For starters they pay $8.50 which doesn’t meet the Maryland minimum wage (9.25) requirements nor the Montgomery minimum wage (11.50). I’m wondering if it’s because we are “private contractors” because we don’t... View More
It depends. If the pay information is relevant to the plaintiff's claim, then the information is subject to discovery (and will be disclosed). Also, many FLSA actions are filed as collective (or class) actions. Each class member's compensation is likely to be relevant and subject to...View More
1. You can get a lawyer by hiring one. The first step is usually scheduling an initial consultaiton. You can learn a bit about how lawyers charge here: http://mdemploymentlaw.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-employment-lawyers-charg...
2. Only a narrow class of reasons for a terminations are...View More
A job offer contract agreement was signed with no mention of a non-compete clause. A year later, a separate non-compete agreement was signed offering no added benefits. the initial contract provided employment for 4 years. Six years later the employee opened his/her own practice but clients from... View More
You should have a Maryland employment lawyer review the employment contract, the non-compete agreement and the lawsuit. The law that governs Maryland non-compete agreements is not always intuitive or logical. More information is available at:...View More
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