Even if you signed a separation agreement with your former employer, you may still have a case for owed wages, including overtime pay, under Maryland wage laws and/or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act because of a recent Maryland federal court ruling.
In Johnson v. CRC Holdings, Inc., Civil No. JKB-16-2937, the Maryland federal court rejected an employer’s attempt to dismiss an overtime claim by its former employee.
Therefore, a worker can still pursue in Court his or her entitlement to overtime pay and wages for all hours worked, even if the employer required the worker to sign a document say that such claims were waived or released.Read More
An independent contractor is generally thought of as someone who is compensated by another party without withholdings and taxes and who also is paid a fixed amount for a specific job or task. Cable TV installers, painters and manual laborers often are paid as independent contractors.Read More
A recent Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report article, citing Lebau & Neuworth attorney Steven Lebau, states, “Whether they work on the management side or the worker side of labor and employment law, the attorneys contacted by Bloomberg BNA touted the advantages of boutiques (small law firms such as Lebau & Neuworth) for both lawyers and clients. They said the lawyers collaborate more and are able to offer high-quality and expert services at lower prices.”Read More
Recently in Rollins v. Rollins Trucking, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1492 (D. Md. Jan. 7, 2016), the Maryland federal court said that bosses and owners possibly could be personally liable for wages owed to employees.Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor recently published new overtime regulations that become effective in December 2016. (View the new regulations here: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016.) Although there have not been any revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations since 2004, anti-fair-pay proponents are claiming that the “sky is falling” and that “small business” won’t be able to compete – which is nonsense.Read More
Lebau & Neuworth staff has often observed that employees working for construction companies, bars and restaurants, landscape companies and other small businesses are often subjected to a tax-fraud scheme that costs them both wages and governmental benefits. The fraud comes in one of three forms:Read More