Category: Employment Law

Handling the EEOC “Right to Sue” Letter

The following is some general information about “right to sue” letters from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and analogous state and local anti-discrimination agencies (known by statute and regulation as “fair employment practices agencies” or FEPA.)  Additional information is available here on the law office website for Bruce Godfrey.  None of this is legal advice;

“Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.””

In honor of the custom of Black History Month, or perhaps more accurately American History Month with a focus on how Black Americans moved American history, the Law Office of Bruce Godfrey promotes the following original American historical source material from 1865, four months after Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox. Letters of Note, January

Wrongful Termination under Maryland Law

In general, Maryland is a strongly “at-will state” when it comes to employment.  Unless one of the three exceptions listed below applies, either the worker or the employer may end the employment relationship at any time, under any circumstances – no notice, no severance, no due process, no exit interview, no opportunity to clear out

Unemployment Fees in Maryland – The New Rules

Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation has promulgated new regulations within the Code of Maryland Regulation (COMAR) regarding the maximum fees and related procedures for attorneys representing workers in unemployment appeals. Under the new rules, an attorney may charge up to two times the weekly benefit amount of the worker (Claimant), and need not

WaPo Blog: Maryland unemployment paid out to ineligible workers totalling $46 MM

The Washington Post’s Breaking News Blog noted a Washington Examiner article alleging an overpayment of $46 million to partially or completely ineligible workers in fiscal year 2010. Allegedly 5% of all benefit payments were improper according to this report. In my law practice I have noted a significant uptick in calls from workers seeking help