Protected Activity in Non-Union Workplaces

The typical employer believes that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is only concerned with companies that are unionized. However, the NLRB declares that the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the law it enforces, gives employee… Read More
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Rights of Government Employees

Maryland workplace law attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “I am a government employee. What are my rights when faced with termination?” Most employees who work for the government – whether at the federal, state, or local lev… Read More
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Employer's Authorization Before Working Overtime in Maryland

Maryland overtime attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “Does it matter that I did not obtain my employer’s authorization or prior approval to work overtime?” This question involves one of the many confusing wrinkles of ove… Read More
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Protection Against Discrimination in Maryland Workplaces

Baltimore County, MD employment attorney Bruce Luchansky answers: “Are there laws that can protect me against discrimination in my place of employment?”  Absolutely.   But the laws only protect against certain types of discrimination, s… Read More
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Proving Overtime Calculations

Maryland overtime attorney Bruce Luchansky answers: “How can I prove that my overtime pay calculation is accurate and that I actually worked the hours that I spent working overtime?” It is the employer’s obligation to keep track of an e… Read More
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Maryland Overtime

Maryland overtime attorney Bruce Luchansky answers: “What is overtime in Maryland?” In Maryland, “overtime” is an employee working more than 40 hours in a single workweek.  Contrary to popular belief, working more than 8 hours in one… Read More
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Is there a law that governs the wages and hours in my workplace?

Maryland wage and hour claim attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “Is there a law that governs the wages and hours in my workplace?” There are several important laws that govern the wages and hours that an employer must pay to i… Read More
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Internet Usage & Personal E-mails

Maryland employee rights attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “Is it legal for my employer to review my internet usage and read personal emails on my company computer in Maryland?” In certain circumstances, it is illegal for an… Read More
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Filing an Overtime Claim in Maryland

Towson, Maryland overtime claim attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “According to the rules for overtime pay in Maryland, how long do I have to file an overtime pay claim?” Under applicable law, you are able to recover unpaid… Read More
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Interrupted Lunch Breaks

Baltimore County, MD employment law attorney Bruce Luchansky answers the question: “My employer gives me a half hour lunch break and deducts a half hour of pay for that time, but I often interrupt my lunch to do work-related things.  Should I… Read More
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