Employment

Credit: Debts & Loans

Discrimination

  • There are a number of federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and pregnancy.

Pension Issues

Unemployment Benefits

  • Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.

Workers Compensation

Working Conditions

Employment

  • The Maryland Job Applicant Fairness Act makes it illegal for most employers to require a credit check for job applicants.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) (29 U.S.C.A. § 2601), entitles employees to receive up to 12 weeks of leave for those who wish to care for family members, or who have serious illnesses.
  • Federal & state minimum wage & living wage laws.
  • This article describes when minors have to have a work permit to work.
  • This article describes laws written to keep minors in the workplace safe

Divorce

Unemployment Programs

  • Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.

Discrimination Issues

  • There are a number of federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and pregnancy.

Pensions

Civil Rights

  • There are a number of federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and pregnancy.
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