Posted On: February 5, 2012 by Jeff Butschky

US Labor Dept. Sues Towson, Maryland Employer over Mishandling Workers' Retirement Contributions

A Towson, Maryland rehabilitation center has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for allegedly mishandling employees' retirement contributions. According to a news release, the U.S. Labor Dept. has filed a lawsuit against Towson Rehabilitation Center LLC and its CEO for failure to remit employees' retirement contributions to the company's 401K plan.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore, seeks to restore all plan losses and "permanently bar the defendants from serving in a fiduciary capacity to any employee benefit plan…" covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

A case such as this suggests an alleged breakdown in trust between the employer and employees--in this case, with workers' retirement contributions at stake. Trust can also break down when someone is injured at work, and the employer may not always do what is in the best interest of the injured employee.

Towson, Maryland Workers Comp lawyers also understand the grief injured workers go through when the trust between employer and employee is broken.

When someone is hurt in the course of their employment in Maryland, there may be a knee-jerk reaction to let the employer handle matters. Often hard-working, dedicated employees believe "my boss knows what's best." They don't want to make waves -- particularly in this rough economy where good jobs are hard to come by and hold onto. So they leave it up to their employer to advise them on how to handle their work injury. Maybe the boss tells them to take a couple days off, rest up, and see if the injury improves. To that we say, don't do it! Document your injury, report the incident to your supervisor, get medical attention…and contact an experienced Towson, MD work injury attorney.

As we tell our clients whom we assist in filing Maryland Workers Compensation claims… If you get hurt at work, don't let guilt or loyalty to your employer prevent you from filing a claim that will help you in the long run.

Even in cordial employer-employee relationships, things can go downhill very quickly when a worker is injured and the employer may be responsible and held liable. This is why it's always best to consult an experienced injury attorney if you or a loved one are hurt while performing your job in Md. That injury may have repercussions for years to come. And if you don't handle things properly from the onset, you may be left high and dry with mounting medicals bills and disabilities that prevent you from working and earning your wages.

The case referred to here against the Towson, Md employer was filed by the Labor Department’s Regional Office of the Solicitor in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sources:

US Labor Department sues Towson Rehabilitation Center in Maryland and owner to restore employees’ 401(k) contributions
US Dept. of Labor News Release Feb. 3, 2012

Justia Dockets and Filing:
Solis v. Towson Rehabilitation Center, LLC et al January 11, 2012

Related Web Resource:

MD Workers' Compensation in the Courts of Appeals