A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. The type of case you describe can be complex because such cases sometimes involve multiple parties in potential third party actions - you could reach out to law firms to try to set up a free initial consult. That...View More
Employer made me sign a contract and said I have to ask and be approved to work at another business within the same industry (flight instruction). There is a termination fee of $2500 if I breach the contract or quit before 12 months working for them.
I do not believe either provision in your contract is enforceable. The financial “penalty” of $2,500 smacks of an unenforceable penalty; however, if it is tied to an actual out-of-pocket cost to the employer, such as reimbursement for a paid training course the employer incurred to train you in...View More
Employers may implement policies for searching employees' bags and persons as part of their efforts to protect company property, ensure workplace safety, or prevent theft. However, these searches should be conducted in a manner that respects employees' privacy rights and is consistent...View More
I represent several Security Officers who worked for a security company that subcontracted with the University of Maryland Hospital system. The company received shift deferential and holiday pay. The company does not pay it to officers. I believe that this isn't mandatory in Maryland but... View More
Given that your question is one of ethics, this would be difficult to answer from a purely legal perspective. I have to refrain from providing my general opinion, but I will echo your sentiments regarding the mandatory nature of the shift deferential and holiday pay flowdown. Holiday and shift...View More
During my transition from temporary hire to permanent position was rewritten as a lower role than my counterparts due to varying education levels. The job function and responsibilities are identical but I’m paid $25k less.
An employer can generally make any kind of job classification they wish, and change descriptions and set pay scales for most any reason except they cannot do this for reasons that are illegal. Setting different pay bands based on educational attainment or years in the industry is on its face...View More
Having refugee status and a Geneva Passport in one EU country generally grants you certain rights within that specific country. However, when it comes to working in another EU country, like Germany, the rules can vary. Typically, if you want to work in another EU country, you would need to apply...View More
equal pay, unpaid wages, withheld wages, medical bills and damages. My case is in federal court and despite the defendant’s attempt to dismiss, my case has moved to mediation. I was paid 83k less than the male I replaced. I was also paid up to 20k less than other males in lesser positions. I was... View More
Determining the exact value of an employment discrimination case can be complex and depends on various factors, including the jurisdiction, specific details, and evidence supporting the claims. Based on the information you provided, there are tangible damages, such as the wage disparity (83k plus...View More
In Maryland, like in many states, employment is generally considered "at-will," which means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason, as long as it is not illegal or discriminatory. However, there are certain circumstances under which a lawsuit for wrongful termination...View More
You should speak with a local attorney that practices in this jurisdiction. Many states have confidentiality rules with respect to wage garnishments, and these are not public documents, others are different. Whichever, these are clearly being revealed for the purpose of negatively impacting your...View More
I work for two people and live with them in a big house together with no contract, with another roommate. In Maryland. I accidentally broke the sprinkler and caused water damage in the house, they want me to pay what the insurance will not pay and the repair expenses and if not they will take the... View More
If you were just a tenant, then you would be liable; however, as an employee, that adds a new wrinkle. They cannot simply dock your pay for the excess cost of repairs. They would need to sue you, get a judgment, and then have a writ of garnishment issue against your wages, not to exceed 25% of...View More
Laws on this vary from state to state, however, in my opinion, if you are employed both before and after you take the approved PTO, the employer has to pay you for it in accordance with their policies. You should not have given notice until you returned from vacation, you created the problem by...View More
I work for a ride-share company and recently had my account deactivated because a rider lied that I had drugs with the intent to sell. This is absolutely false. I need to know the name of the rider who defamed me, but the company will not share the contact information for the rider. Is there any... View More
You will need to discuss the issue with an employment attorney, and explore whether you have a wrongful termination lawsuit or other type of claim you can file. In a civil legal action you can compel responses to interrogatories (written questions that must be answered under oath), demand...View More
Sorry that you were treated this way by the Police. The Police have an obligation to act when they have a reasonable suspicion, they don't have to be 100%. If you feel that the request was motivated by some improper reason, your civil rights may have been violated and you should consult with...View More
I would say yes. As an independent contractor, you are typically considered self-employed and not an employee of the company for which you are providing services. But this is just a practical request to keep track of the work completed and ensure accurate invoicing rather than an employee-employer...View More
When a married federal employee retires and claims their benefits, they have to choose whether to take a full or partial survivor benefit- or waive the survivor annuity altogether. To take a reduced benefit, or waive it, their spouse (you) must consent by signing a waiver that is included in the...View More
There was a clerical error between myself and another admin staff. I was supposed to be covering emails on Monday and was not aware of it until Tuesday. On Tuesday however I worked through the emails from Monday for 3 hrs. We are paid per 8hr work day & I added it to my time sheet. My employer... View More
You must always be paid for hours worked, so long as the employer permitted the work or you had a reasonable expectation (based on policy or lack of an opposite policy). You should ask for a more definite statement of what company policy or MD law you supposedly violated.
You have not described any circumstances supporting a viable legal claim. You are a contract employee, but you do not descibe any written contract terms. If you have a contract, your rights are contained in that agreement. If you do not have a contract, or it's verbal, or you no longer wish...View More
I was fired from my job and my employer went to the police and filed a false police report that was slanderous and defamation of character. They also choose to not pay me for my last week of employment. The case is ongoing with the police. I gave them all the proof of my innocence.
First things first: hire a criminal defense attorney and focus on defendin and winning the criminal case. Until you win that, and avoid a conviction and possible jail, you have no viable civil suit. If you beat the criminal case, then discuss possible civil claims against your employer, but not...View More
The answer to this question depends on the employer's written policy, and whether this policy was communicated to the employee at the time of hiring. For example, if an employer informs employees in writing at the time of hiring that unused vacation leave will be lost or forfeited upon...View More
It is about incident happen last year April I got the footage of the incident so I think this incident is a very serious matter I do not want to go viral with it I need a lawyer to talk to before I do what I have to do thank you
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