Bryan M. O’Keefe Notes Management’s Concerns Following Court of Appeals Decision

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Bryan M. O’Keefe was quoted in The Daily Record on a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that construed Maryland’s Wage Payment and Collection Act as providing a cause of action against an employer for an alleged failure to pay overtime wages.  Muriel Peters v. Early Healthcare Giver Inc. Under this holding, treble damages and attorneys’ may now be assessed if a jury decides that the overtime was withheld without a good faith basis.   Bryan explained that the new ruling will likely favor Plaintiffs and that juries have a difficult time understanding the “good faith” defense. For the full case opinion, please follow this link. To view the article online at The Daily Record, please follow this link. To view the article in PDF format please use the attached file.

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