Thursday, March 15, 2007

Daniel Snyder Makes the Number 1 Employment Law Mistake: Jury Awards $44,880 to Nanny

What is the number one employment law mistake? Failing to pay overtime to non-exempt employees. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder learned the hard way after a Montgomery County jury awarded his former nanny $44,880 in unpaid overtime. The jury declined to award the nanny additional damages under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law.

Snyder also learned that Maryland's overtime law contains no exception for in-home workers. Any person who pays another person to work can be an employer in Maryland.

Snyder could have easily avoided the lawsuit with no extra cost. How? You will have to email me to find out.

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