My employer didn’t pay me, what can I do?
If you believe your employer owes you $5,000 or less, you can file a case in small claims court for the unpaid wages. Small claims cases are heard by the District Court, and usually involve relatively simple court procedures.
For an amount over $5,000, but under $30,000, you can file a claim in either District Court or Circuit Court. If your claim is for over $30,000, you must file your claim in Circuit Court. Cases outside of small claims court involve formal court procedures and, in Circuit Court, the discovery process.
If you believe an employer has discriminated against you illegally on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, age, disability, or citizenship, file one or more complaints with:
For complaints about unpaid wages, unsafe working conditions, and other employment issues, file a complaint with:
For labor issues relating to a union or “concerted activity” by employees, contact the National Labor Relations Board.
I was hurt at work, how do I file for compensation?
Notify your employer of your injury, and file a claim with the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commission.
The Attorneys at West and West PA have years of experience with navigating the tricky area of employment law, where the employers almost always have an advantage. But our success is proof that the right attorney can get you the compensation you deserve. Call for a free consultation. 410-629-7000.
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