Employment Blog

Maryland Wage Laws
FSLA, Wage and Hour

When workers in Maryland provide services for an employer, they should receive compensation for their labor. This seems obvious, but it doesn’t always happen. Luckily, Maryland workers have a variety of state remedies to rely on to obtain the compensation...

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Virginia Wage Laws
Wage and Hour

When a Virginia worker provides labor services to an employer, the worker should receive full compensation for his or her efforts. In the majority of circumstances, this occurs. But in certain situations, an employer won’t pay its workers what they’re...

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Suing for Breach of Contract for Unpaid Wages
Wage and Hour

One of the oldest legal actions is the breach of contract lawsuit. It’s based on the idea that when two parties agree to do something and one of the parties does not, the aggrieved party should be able to enforce...

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The Fair Labor Standards Act
FSLA

When there’s a legal dispute about an employee’s wages, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) is almost always mentioned. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that it’s a federal law, which means it...

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Straight-Time and Overtime Wage Enforcement for Workers on Federal Projects
Wage and Hour

When it comes to wages, we all know that with certain jobs (typically those that pay by the hour), working overtime means getting higher pay. In most cases it’s time-and-a-half, or 50% more money for each hour worked. There may...

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New Bill Could Restrict Access to Certain Websites for Government Employees
Uncategorized

On July 17 the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed the Federal Information Systems Safeguards Act of 2018. This bill could severely restrict the websites any federal worker accesses while at work. The bill also gives the head of...

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Many Federal Employees Must Now Report Cryptocurrency Assets
Uncategorized

Cryptocurrency is a new technology that allows individuals to collect units of currency and transfer funds without the use of a central bank. While relatively new, there is no doubt cryptocurrency can be considered assets, as it holds value. The...

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The Effect of President Trump’s Recent Executive Orders on Federal Workers
In the News

Executive orders issued from the President of the United States have the force of law and are binding on federal agencies. In some instances, they can have a significant effect on the labor rights of federal employees. President Trump recently...

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