General Employment Articles

  • 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. § 2601), entitles many employees to receive up to 12 weeks of leave for those who wish to care for family members, or who have serious illnesses.
  • Overview of the Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages law, which became effective October 1, 2013, and allows employees to claim a lien on the property of an employer who owes wages, without having to file a complaint in court.
  • The Montgomery County Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law (Sick & Safe Leave Law) requires employers to provide each employee with earned sick and safe leave for work performed in Montgomery County.
  • Several Maryland laws prohibit retaliation against an employee who has disclosed wrongdoing by an employer.
  • Federal & state minimum wage & living wage laws.
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