Dock and shipyard workers may be legally entitled to overtime pay under Federal law.

Employees who work at shipyards or city ports—or on tankers, oil rigs or similar locations—are often wrongfully denied overtime wages which they are legally entitled to receive. The employers typically argue that the employees are not entitled to… 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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How Long Do I Have to File an Overtime Pay Claim?

Maryland employees generally have two years to file a claim for unpaid overtime wages against their employer or former employer. That period can be extended to three years if the employee can prove that the employer’s failure to pay overtime was … 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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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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Maryland Court Rules in Favor of Personal Liability of Employers for Wage Payment Claims

Imagine the following scenario. You work for a small company, ABC Widgits Corp., where the owner is involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company.  She hired you, she established your hourly rate, and she set your schedule.  And when she fir… Read More
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