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
Any criminal charges will show up on a background check and Maryland Judiciary Case Search. It certainly could affect your employment if you are convicted depending on the charge. You should speak with a lawyer.
Normally, I work 3am-1pm as a delivery driver. Recently, I injured my back and was placed on light duty temporarily while it is rested. (Just a strain dr says) in my place of employment, injured workers are often made fun of and taunted for being injured and treated by management as if every claim... View More
Sorry to hear of your injury. An employer is required to honor your work restrictions, and if not, you would be entitled to workers' compensation wage benefits. It would be hard to characterize your employer honoring your work restrictions and providing work within those restrictions as...View More
I quit do to family issue. It was abrupt and I sent out a message to apologize for my sudden departure. A GM I trained reached out to me and asked for advice. I told them my advice and some other things they should be mindful of. Today my DO who had not said a world to me when I left due to family... View More
He can send you texts, letters and talk to whomever he wants. You can do the same. Unless you signed an NDA, the only thing to worry about is a defamation suit--and the truth of what you say is a complete defense to a defamation claim. If you signed an NDA, have a lawyer review it to determine...View More
You will be eligible for expungement 15 years after the end of probation/parole which looks like it will be in 2024. If you received probation before judgment, it can be expungement now. They will definitely see the conviction in the background check. All you can do is be honest and disclose it and...View More
The FBI performs all criminal background checks for federal agencies, and they use the FBI's internal (non-public) database (which is different from the FBI nationwide database generally used by state and local law enforcement and private employer background checks). The distinction is...View More
I was fired from my work (local restaurant). And to be paid we are handed in person paychecks. I still don't have my final paycheck because I am scared of talking to my former bosses. It has been around 4 months now since my termination and i was wondering, how long are they required to hold... View More
I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. My firm provides nationwide representation to individuals who are terminated while seeking medical care. We file FMLA interference and retaliation lawsuits. We have helped many individuals fired while getting cancer treatment. www.pietruchalaw.com
I am now unemployed from there and am wondering how I can get my tips I earned still. I don’t know how to go about it because this policy was a verbal one, so should I begin by sending an email asking about payment options? All tips are strictly in cash too. Thank you
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