Rockville, Maryland Labor and Employment Attorney Protects Your Workplace Rights
Serving clients in Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties for employment-related disputes
If you’ve been denied your rightful wages or were subjected to workplace discrimination, there are state and federal laws in place to protect you. Located in Rockville, Maryland, Eric H. Kirchman handles labor and employment cases in Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties. For the past 30 years, I have been aggressively pursuing the compensation you’re entitled to receive from your employer under the law.
Helping clients enforce their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act
If your employer wrongfully withheld pay, denied you minimum wage or misclassified you as an independent contractor, they may be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. You may be able to recover back pay, attorney fees and liquidated damages for willful violations. I am committed to fighting for clients to ensure they receive the compensation they are lawfully entitled to.
Representation for employees facing wage and hour law compliance issues
If you’ve been unable to collect the pay you are owed from your employer, you may be able to file a claim with the Maryland Department of Labor or file a lawsuit under Maryland Wage and Hour Law or Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law.
Under Maryland law, an employee may recover:
- Unpaid wages
- Training and travel time
- Wages paid by checks with insufficient funds
- Tips and overtime
- Paychecks not received within two weeks of scheduled pay date
I also help workers pursue claims against non-compliant employers for incorrect pay, commission and liquidated damages.
Skilled counsel for workplace and contract negotiations
Sometimes, workplace issues can be settled out of court rather than forcing parties to go through the time and expense of litigation. I am skilled at handling negotiations for a wide range of workplace and contract disputes, including:
- Severance packages following wrongful termination
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
I have extensive experience negotiating a variety of employment agreements to safeguard my clients’ interests.
Experienced advocacy for collective bargaining
Collective bargaining is the negotiation of employment terms, including wages, hours and other conditions between employers and a group of employees. I regularly advise clients on collective bargaining agreements, vigorously negotiate terms on their behalf and represent union members in litigation related to unfair labor practices.
Fighting for those subjected to Equal Pay Act violations
Under the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), men and women are entitled to equal pay for doing equal work. If you believe that you were a victim of wage discrimination, you may be able to bring a claim under federal law or Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work law. I provide aggressive representation and fight to protect clients’ rights.
Contact an experienced Rockville labor law attorney for a consultation
At Eric H. Kirchman, I represent workers in a wide range of labor and employment issues throughout Maryland’s Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s counties. Please call 301-825-9134 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Rockville office.