Baltimore, MD asked in Employment Law for Maryland

Q: is this legal in a work place?

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 even get taxes taken out. Secondly, they put cameras up and didn’t warn anyone. We are all minors and they finally warned us a whole month later, yet they still haven’t told the parents of the children that attend Kumon. Is this against the law? Not only that but half of the employees don’t have a work permit. When we work over time there no “over time pay” there’s no double pay on holidays nor are there any off day paid. When they close the center because they want to they don’t pay us. So we are basically left without working and without getting paid.

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1 Lawyer Answer
James Edward Rubin
James Edward Rubin
  • Rockville, MD 20852, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You may well have minimum wage and overtime claims (if you worked more than 40 hours in a week). You should consult with an attorney and consider filing a claim with Maryland Department of Labor.

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