Maryland Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

Reporting Requirements

Bill

House Bill 544

Summary

Relates to health facilities and residential service agencies; provides for a reporting requirement.

Enacted

05/30/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Reporting_required; Employment_relations: Employee, Independent_contract, Staffing; Industry: Residential_svc_agcy


Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Hiring

Bill

House Bill 400

Summary

Repeals provisions relating to obtaining a criminal history records check in Carroll County; authorizes the Department of Human Resources in Carroll County to request, along with a submission of two complete sets of an employee’s or volunteers fingerprints and certain fees, from the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services a State and national criminal history records check for a prospective county employee or volunteer.

Enacted

05/16/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2022

Topics

Public_employer


Carroll County Prospective Employees and Volunteers

Bill

Senate Bill 371

Summary

Repeals provisions relating to obtaining a criminal history records check in Carroll County; authorizes the Department of Human Resources in Carroll County to request, along with a submission of two complete sets of an employee’s or volunteers fingerprints and certain fees, from the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services a State and national criminal history records check for a prospective county employee or volunteer.

Enacted

05/12/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks, Criminal_history; Employment_relations: Prospective_employee, Volunteer; Industry: Public_employer


Discrimination in Employment

Bill

House Bill 78

Summary

Relates to employment discrimination and reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

Enacted

05/12/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Accommodation, Undue_hardship; Employment_relations: Applicant; Prohibited_Practices: Disability


April

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Bill

House Bill 227

Summary

Establishes Juneteenth National Independence Day as a state legal holiday and state employee holiday.

Enacted

04/12/2022

Effective Date

06/01/2022

Topics

Leave_laws: Holidays, Juneteenth


Prevailing Wage

Bill

Senate Bill 1

Summary

Authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to issue a stop work order for each work site where the Commissioner has made an initial determination that a contractor or subcontractor may have violated the prevailing wage requirements; requires the Commissioner to follow certain procedures under certain circumstances; authorizes a prime contractor to terminate the contract of a subcontractor without incurring certain liability if the subcontractor has a stop work order issued against them.

Enacted

04/09/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2022

Topics

Wage_and_Hour: Prevailing_wage


Procurement Prevailing Wage Applicability

Bill

Senate Bill 259

Summary

Applies the Prevailing Wage Law to a certain contract for the construction of a public work by expanding the definition of construction to include services provided under a mechanical systems service contract.

Enacted

04/09/2022

Effective Date

10/01/2022

Topics

Industry: Govt_contractor; Wage_and_Hour: Prevailing_wage


Labor and Employment Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Bill

Senate Bill 275

Summary

Establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program in the State Department of Labor to provide certain benefits to individuals who take leave from employment for certain purposes; establishes the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund as a special, nonlapsing fund; requires beginning on a certain date, certain employees, employers, and self-employed individuals to contribute to the Fund in a certain manner.

Enacted

04/09/2022

Effective Date

06/01/2022, 10/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 01/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Notice; Employment_relations: Current_employees, New_employee; Family_members: Adopted, Biological, Child, Foster, Grandchild, Grandparent, In-law, Legal_custody, Legal_guardian, Loco_parentis, Parent, Sibling, Spouse, Step; Leave_laws: Bonding, Family, Medical, Military, Parental


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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