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April 2012 Archives

Overtime pay case goes to Supreme Court

Readers of our Greenbelt Employment Law Blog may remember our discussion in February of the technology industry's move to limit overtime pay. Of course, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act as well as state statutes protect the wage and overtime rights workers across the U.S. Nonetheless, there are numerous exceptions built into employment law that can make it quite confusing to determine which employees have the right to overtime pay.

Checking Facebook at work is not a crime, court says

In recent months in our Greenbelt Employment Law Blog, we've discussed some of the intricacies of Facebook as it pertains to employment law. For the most part, we have discussed whether Maryland area employers have the right to access their employees' Facebook profiles and passwords. Another employment law issue that is ever present in the digital age is that of employees using computers for personal use in the workplace.

Are unpaid internships legal in Maryland?

Many Greenbelt area businesses have interns. Often college students, interns are ambitious, educated and very eager to gain real-world work experience. As such, they are often willing to work for very little or no money--content to earn only a line of their resumes.

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