Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Top Five Ways Employers Violate Maryland's Wage Laws

I am amazed at how creative employers can be when it comes to violating Maryland's wage laws. However, as my law practice continues to grow, several consistent wage violations continue to recur. In no particular order, here is what I see.

  1. Employers fail to pay their non-exempt employees overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week.
  2. Employers misclassify their non-exempt employees as exempt from receiving overtime.
  3. Employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors.
  4. Employers fail to pay salespeople commissions in their pipeline when their employment terminates.
  5. Employers fail to pay accrued vacation at termination.

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