The following information may be useful for readers who live or work in or near the scenes of recent disturbances in Baltimore. By reading this, you do not become my client. I might be suing you, and so I don’t want to become your attorney by you reading this. Statutes cited are from the Maryland
Baltimore Sun, March 7, 2015: The audit of the Division of Unemployment Insurance, which was released Friday, found that the agency did not periodically review whether people getting unemployment benefits were incarcerated, had the same address as others also getting benefits, or were DLLR employees. In a sampling, auditors found that four incarcerated people were
Friolo sued Frankel under the Maryland wage payment and collection statute, and the rest has been 14 years of trial and appellate history, including the appointment of a special master and three trips to Maryland’s highest court. A lot of the fighting has dealt with attorneys’ fees, specifically the reasonableness of requested fee-shifting under Md.
Workers who receive severance pay are generally disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits for the period over which the severance accrues. This is true whether the severance is paid in a lump sum or in the payment method by which regular salary or wages were paid. However, this is not the trap. The trap is that
Sexual harassment cases under Title VII are difficult for many reasons. The alleged harassers are often mortified by the accusations, regardless of the degree of truth or falsehood therein. The claimants are generally hurt, angry and financially wounded, often humiliatingly so. Reputations of alleged harassers and claimants are on the line, especially in image-conscious professions
The December 2013 Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicates that unemployment in most states and in the US as a whole has fallen slightly. The US as a whole stands at 7.0% rate of seasonally adjusted unemployment, while Maryland has improved from 6.7% to 6.4%. Surprising low unemployment rates under 6% apply in Kansas and
This bulletin is two years old but is still valid. Buncom artists abound and they do not exempt the unemployment appeals process from their scamtastic ways. One scam is to present a bogus website as if it were an actual unemployment benefits application portal, with or without “disclaimer” at the bottom. DLLR cited the website
CNN Money, December 27, 2013: Michelle Marshall is one of the 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans who is losing her jobless benefits. Marshall, 56, has been out of work for a year, since she lost an administrative assistant job that paid her $44,000 per year. …. But Marshall will stop getting these checks next week.
UPDATE: I (Godfrey) regret to report that while the telephone numbers for the contacts at the Board of Appeals and the Lower Appeals Division are available at the link below, the link no longer provides a search portal for Maryland unemployment appeals. We are keeping the page up for archival purposes. __________________________________________________________________ The following people
Per the October 16, 2013, Daily Record, unemployment insurance premiums for Maryland businesses will drop down to their lowest statutory rate bands, i.e. from .3 to 7.5 percent of the taxable wage base, currently $8,500.00 per worker per annum for most workers. Governor O’Malley opines that many businesses will realize an 86% reduction in premiums