It is not uncommon for an employee to be unaware of the rights they have in the workplace regarding pay and overtime pay. Your rights may be being violated and you do not know as you have a certain amount of blind trust in your employer.
This is not to say that your employer is intentionally being unscrupulous. They not be totally aware of the law themselves and the oversight in your pay and wages could be an honest mistake. This does not mean that they are not accountable for giving you fair pay, back pay or overtime pay however.
Contact the Baltimore wage collection attorneys at The Law Office of John G. Turnbull today. Dial (410) 321-8860 for a free consultation.
In the state of Maryland the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law dictates the rights by which employees receive wages. The law states when, as well as how often, employees must be paid, general guidelines for making wage deductions, which actions are prohibited and how employees may enforce their rights.
The Maryland Wage and Hour Law concerns minimum wage and overtime. The law specifies which categories of employers and employees are exempt, and provides enforcement powers and remedies. The Maryland Wage and Hour Law is similar to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but contains some important differences. In every case, workers and employees are advised to contact the our Towson, Maryland wage collection lawyers to assure compliance under the federal law. Where either state or federal law is more stringent, the higher standard applies.
- In the case of both Maryland laws, the age of a minor or the immigration status of an alien have no bearing on a worker’s rights to receive earned wages which each provide.
- Federal, state and local governments are exempt from the provisions of the Wage Payment and Collection Law but they must comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.