Non-Compete and Employment Litigation

In the area of employment law, our firm represents clients with wage and hour loss  claims, failure to pay  overtime claims, trade secret litigation, and non-competition  agreement litigation.

 Wage and Hour Loss Cases: Maryland has a body of law that is designed to protect  employees, particularly those with limited bargaining power, from being taken  advantage of by their current or former employers. As a result, certain types of employees  who were not compensated appropriately can claim treble damages (meaning a punitive  multiplier of the actual lost wages). This aspect of Maryland wage law acts to  dissuade employers from failing to pay wages in a timely manner in the first place.

 Non-Compete Cases: Mr. Bloom handles non-competition agreement litigation. A non- competition agreement is generally a contract that restricts an employee’s rights  following a termination of the employment relationship. Non-competes can be very  helpful to businesses in protecting their trade secrets, proprietary information, and market  position. Likewise, these agreements can be terribly restrictive for employees who are left  in the precarious situation of being prohibited from finding gainful employment in the  field in their chosen field. Due to employer overreaching, non-compete agreements are  not always enforceable especially in cases where extreme restrictions are imposed on the  employee. Mr. Bloom has helped clients get out of non-compete restrictions and has  helped businesses enforce such agreements by litigation and crafting an agreement that is  carefully designed to be upheld by Maryland courts.