November 2021

State Updates

 

Maryland requires 'Essential Employers' to take certain COVID-19 steps

07/01/21

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 581) requiring "essential employers" to take certain steps during a public health emergency, including providing paid leave to essential employees if public funding becomes available. House Bill 581 is effective immediately.

Monday, June 28, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (793)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 07/01/21

Maryland expands flexible leave act to cover bereavement

07/01/21

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 56) that expands the state's Flexible Leave Act to also cover bereavement. House Bill 56 takes effect on October 1, 2021.

Monday, June 28, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (752)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 07/01/21

Maryland amends, clarifies mini-WARN requirements

07/01/21

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 1154) that amends and clarifies requirements for notifying the state and workers before reductions in operations. House Bill 1154 takes effect on October 1, 2021.

Monday, June 28, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (768)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 07/01/21

Montgomery County expands Ban the Box law

1/7/21

Montgomery County, Maryland has enacted legislation (Bill 35-20) that amends the county's law governing criminal history inquiries to cover more employers and establish greater restrictions. Bill 35-20 takes effect February 19, 2021.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1737)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 1/7/21

Maryland provides guidance on Tip Credit Wage Statement requirement

12/3/20

The Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) has provided guidance on a new requirement for restaurant employers to provide a tip credit wage statement to tipped employees.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1841)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 12/3/20

Maryland harassment survey due July 1 reminder

07/02/20

Maryland employers with 50 or more employees must submit a sexual-harassment-disclosure survey electronically to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) on or before July 1, 2020. Covered employers must complete the survey again on or before July 1, 2022. The requirements were part of Senate Bill 1010, which was enacted in 2018.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2336)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 07/02/20

Maryland requires consent before using facial recognition during interviews

06/04/20

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 1202) that will prohibit employers from using facial recognition services during an interview unless the applicant consents. House Bill 1202 takes effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2266)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 06/04/20

Maryland expands equal pay protections

06/04/20

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 123 and House Bill 14) that requires employers to provide pay transparency to applicants, prohibits employers from seeking an applicant's pay history, and bars employers from taking adverse action against employees for inquiring about their own wages. Both laws take effect on Oct. 1, 2020.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2118)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 6/04/20

Maryland bans hairstyle discrimination

06/04/20

Maryland has enacted legislation (House Bill 1444) that will expressly prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals because of hair texture and protective hairstyles. House Bill 1444 takes effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2249)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 06/04/20

Maryland amends mini-WARN law

06/04/20

Maryland has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 780) that amends the Economic Stabilization Act (also known as Mini-WARN) to require Maryland employers with at least 50 employees to provide 60 days' written notice before initiating a reduction in operations. Senate Bill 780 takes effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2255)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 06/04/20
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