When Does a Baltimore Company Violate the Wage and Overtime Laws?

According to an article in The Baltimore Sun, former M&T Bank employees have filed a lawsuit seeking overtime pay. A total of nine former employees of the bank filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of violating federal overtime law. According to the lawsuit, the former employees claim that they were hired to complete compliance and analytical work. Instead, they performed routine clerical tasks and data entry Read More

Understanding Overtime Hours

In the early days of the 20th century, employers could force workers to put in unconscionable hours on the job. The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") changed that in 1938 by establishing a 40-hour workweek. The employee may still work for more than 40 hours, but must be compensated for the extra time at a rate of one and one-half times the amount of regular pay. However, not all jobs fall within the overtime pay Read More

Baltimore’s Mayor Vetoes $15/Hour Minimum Wage

Earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed the proposed minimum wage law that was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 12-15 in the City Council. The change would have nearly doubled Baltimore’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Advocates of the changes were pushing for a “living wage” for restaurant workers and other low-wage earners. Two weeks after the City Council approved the measure with its veto-proof Read More

Federal Equal Pay Act Claims

Equality matters. Whether pertaining to race, gender, or sex, equality matters, and we all want to be treated equally, especially within the workplace. In today’s society, women and men are interchanging roles within the workplace. Gone are the days when only women are becoming nurses and only men are becoming construction workers. Though society is moving in a positive direction, unfortunately, when it comes to Read More

5 Common Ways Employers Run Afoul of Wage & Hour Laws

When working for an employer, most people expect that they will be paid an agreed-upon amount for working a set number of hours. Fortunately, in the majority of employer-employee relationships, this is exactly how it works. However, in some situations—and likely more often than you realize—some employers hold back money that is rightfully owed to the employees and, in turn, risk significant legal exposure. In most Read More

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