Employment

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.

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.
Several Maryland laws prohibit retaliation against an employee who has disclosed wrongdoing by an employer.

Pension Issues

Federal legislation gives spouses and divorced spouses some rights in a worker’s pension plan and social security benefits.

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

This article describes workers' compensation law in Maryland.

Working Conditions

When you need a work permit, and how you can get one.
This article describes laws written to keep minors in the workplace safe