This can be a complicated issue, but you are wise to be aggressive in seeking out advice on this matter as it is certainly something you want to address as and get corrected as soon as possible. In terms of your question of "who do I contact," I suggest you call my office at the below number and we can discuss this issue further to determine if there is anything we can do to assist you.
Judd G. Millman
606 Bosley Avenue, Suite 3B
Towson, Maryland 21204...
While you have posed an important question, no lawyer can provide you meaningful feedback and advice on the enforceability of a non-compete without first having the opportunity to review the document and discuss the situation in greater detail. The terms of non-competes vary, and the exact provisions which are stated in your specific non-compete, as well as other surrounding circumstances, must all be carefully analyzed.
If you would like to discuss the issue further, you are welcome to...
The facts in your posting describe a potential violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). However, there are a lot of details that need to be considered before an attorney can determine whether your employer was bound by the FMLA and/or if there was a violation of the FMLA. Unfortunately, there are not enough facts in your posting to make this determination.
You are welcome to call my law office for a free consultation to discuss the issues in more detail.
You are generally entitled to pay for all hours you worked and, generally, an employer cannot dock hours as you described in your post. However, in order to fully analyze the situation and provide more accurate feedback, additional facts need to explored, such as the industry you're working in, the type of work you're performing, rate of pay, whether the docked hours were hours over 40 (i.e. overtime), etc.
You should contact an attorney with experience in employment law immediate to...
You have posed many well thought out and important questions regarding the terms of your employment.
However, to give any type of assistance in interrupting a contract, the contract needs to be reviewed in full. Various clauses throughout the document can effect the interpretation and impact of other clauses.
That being said, I do not believe any attorney on this site will be able to confidently and accurately provide you any guidance regarding your above posting without first reviewing...
The answer varies depending upon whether it is a civil suit or criminal charges. You would of course need to speak to a lawyer to discuss the specifics of your situation. However, generally, in the state of Maryland the statute of limitations on criminal assault is one year and on civil matters it is typically three years. So, assuming there are not extenuating circumstances, everything happened 10 years ago, and there was no actual injury, you are likely in the clear at this point.
I have reviewed your posting. Employment law cases are complicated and often hinge on small details in a matter. Unfortunately, there are not enough facts in your posting to respond to your question and determine whether you have a case. Why is your boss treating you this way? Is it because of your age, race, religion, gender, etc.? Are others being treated better? Do you have a recognized disability? Are you being treated differently because you recently took medical leave? Is your...
You pose an excellent question. However, unfortunately neither myself, nor any other lawyer, will be able to give you advice as to the enforcement of your non-compete agreement without knowing more facts about the situation and having the opportunity to carefully review the terms of the non-compete.
You are welcome to contact my law firm for a no fee consultation if you wish to discuss further.
Judd G. Millman
Thank you for your question. The only way any attorney can know the impact of the contract you signed with the liquidated damages clause is for the attorney to review the document.
That being said, if the company is withholding your pay, there are potentially several laws which may serve to assist you in going after them.
More facts are needed then those provided in your posting in order to provide any further information. If you would like to have a no fee consultation, you are...
In order to prove defamation, you will first have to prove that the statements made by the person giving the reference were not true. For example, if you were often late for work, and the person giving the reference said as much, this likely would not constitute actionable defamation. However, if it wasn't true, that may be defamation.
The first step in moving forward is to find out exactly what was said. Once this is known you will be in a better position to evaluate your legal options....