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.