Maryland Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Maryland are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Maryland

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2019

    Equal Pay for Equal Work-Added new section which discusses penalties for violation(s) of the Equal Pay Law.

  • 06/2019

    Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law-Revised with the new 2020 minimum wage of $11.00 per hour as well as an adjustment of overtime exemptions and a new revision date.

  • 01/2018

    Earned Sick and Safe Leave-New posting requirement for the state of Maryland.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Maryland Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Employment Discrimination (Md. Code Ann., Art. 493) The full-color, easy-to-read Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters inform your employees that your company has no tolerance for discrimination on the basis of disability, marital status, age, sex, national origin, religion, race or color.
  • Wage Hour Fact Sheet (Md. Code Ann. 3-423) You're required by Maryland law to post information regarding wages and minimum wage. The Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters allow you to provide this information in a conspicuous location for all employees to access.
  • Unemployment Insurance (Md. Code Ann. 3-603(a)) Maine law requires that your post, in a conspicuous location, information regarding unemployment insurance rights and obligations. The Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters allow you to conveniently comply with this law, so that your employees remain informed – and your workplace remains compliant.
  • Occupational Safety and Health on the Job (Md. Code Ann., 5-104(c)) Keeping your employees safe is your top priority. The Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters ensure that you're compliant under Md. Code Ann., 5-104(c), which requires you to inform employees of their obligations and protections under the safety and health protection law.
  • Health Insurance Coverage (Md. Code Ann., 8-603) It's your legal obligation to inform employees on how to file health insurance claims. The Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters allow you to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Workers Compensation (Md. Workers Comp. Regulations Ch 1, Title 14, Subt. 9.03) The Complete Maryland Labor Law Posters allow you to post details regarding unemployment insurance benefits. It's your legal obligation to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work (Md. Code Ann. 3-306(b)) The Maryland Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to post Commission approved notices regarding equal opportunity employment. It's your legal obligation to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employment of Minors (Md. Code Ann. 3-214) Working conditions for employees under the age of 18 are governed by rules set forth by Md. Code Add. 3-214. The Maryland Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to provide Employment of Minors information in a conspicuous location.
  • Wage Payment and Collection In Maryland, wage payment and collection is governed by state labor and employment law. It's your obligation to inform employees of their rights, obligations and protections under this law. The Maryland Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to provide such information in a conspicuous location.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Maryland in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020 the minimum wage rate for maryland is $11.00

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Maryland

  • Wage & Hour - (410) 767-2357
  • OSHA - (410) 527-2091
  • Workers' Compensation - (410) 864-5100
  • Unemployment Insurance - (410) 368-5300
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