Granted, it’s the Today Show and so we shouldn’t expect particularly rigorous analysis of the phenomenon, but there is some evidence of a growing trend of younger workers having (or perhaps suffering) their parents’ involvement in their careers – not merely as a source of wisdom and guidance (which may be just fine) but also
The following is a non-exhaustive checklist of factors to consider for possible violations of the US Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage, FLSA overtime provision or both under federal or Maryland law for non-exempt workers. Most obviously, an hourly wage below $7.25/hour for most workers, with some exceptions. Likewise, work for which no additional pay is
“Wrongful termination” is a catch-all term, and as discussed in a recent post an imperfect one. In essence, wrongful termination occurs when a firing violates public policy or a statute in some way that creates at least a possible damage remedy for the fired worker. Maryland law has a catch-all category of firings in defiance
A very common consultation in my office goes something like this. Earnest Client: They accused me of stealing from the register, but I didn’t do anything such thing. Godfrey: Gotcha. Earnest Client: Someone else on my shift must have done it, it was a busy night and we were selling a lot of pizza and
Maybe. I am not your lawyer, and don’t want to appear to give you legal advice or inadvertently give you, as a non-client, advice. Quitting any new job before or while you are on Maryland unemployment – even one that you don’t value or think is “for you” – may be a “voluntary quit” under
As of June 30, 2013, the federally supported Extended Unemployment Compensation benefits in Maryland were slashed by 22.2% both in terms of gross amount per week and maximum eligibility for benefits. Accordingly, workers who received $430/week in benefits are now to receive $335 a week, and in proportion for lower weekly benefit amounts.
A question that comes up often in my practice is whether one can – intentionally or by accident – waive one’s right to apply for unemployment benefits in Maryland. The following is a discussion of law and is not legal advice; I am not your lawyer and if you want legal advice, you should print
According to multiple reports, the State of North Carolina has cut its maximum weekly benefit unemployment benefit amount from $535/week to $350/week, and has shortened the maximum period of benefits to five months. The practical effect of this decision will be to disqualify North Carolina from participation in federal unemployment benefits going forward. Under federal
Montgomery [County MD] Gazette, February 1, 2013: A D.C. man who ran a theft and credit card scam and other fraud schemes from his Rockville business, was sentenced in federal court in Maryland to nine years in prison Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L Hollander also sentenced Amiee Arora, 32, of Washington, D.C., to pay
Management-side employment attorney Laura Rubenstein, Esquire of Maryland regional firm Offit Kurman alerted me (and her other Twitter followers) to the Employer Handbook Blog from attorney Eric Meyer, Esquire, of Dilworth Paxson of Philadelphia. Very sharp looking blog with useful, timely content on employment law from a management perspective.