“Do not let the sun set on your laborer’s pay unpaid.” – Lev 13.9

“Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you.” – James 5:4

“Pay the worker before his sweat dries.” – Islamic Hadith, attributed to the Prophet Mohammed

Most employers act fairly towards their workers and obey the laws; those law-abiding employers deserve respect.

Regrettably, a few unethical, deceptive and predatory employers violate the law and inflict real harm on workers by:

  • Firing or otherwise damaging a worker in violation of an employment contract
  • Failing to pay wages, salaries, bonuses and commissions as agreed on time (wage theft)
  • Failing to pay the lawful minimum wage and to pay overtime for work time over 40 hours/week
  • Illegal Discrimination against workers
  • Illegal Retaliation against workers who protest improper conduct

and by engaging in other illegal conduct, such as illegal invasion of workers’ privacy, sexual harassment and other unlawful conduct.

Workers do NOT have to tolerate illegal abuse, harassment, discrimination or wage theft. Committed attorneys can help.

Additionally, workers may face difficulties in securing unemployment benefits in Maryland. Lawyers can help guide a worker through preparation and representation before the Unemployment Insurance Division’s Lower Appeals Division, the Board of Appeals and in special cases through an appeal at a courthouse.

Maryland employment lawyer Bruce Godfrey has been practicing since 1994; his practice focuses on employment claims for workers and, in special cases, for the defense of employers. Bruce’s cell phone is 240-687-3564 (if you call, please text Bruce also); please contact the office at 240-292-7200 to learn more about fees for initial employment consultations.

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