Maryland Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


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

Collective Bargaining Agreement Implementation

Bill

House Bill 797 (2023)

Summary

Alters the requirement that economic provisions of a certain final collective bargaining agreement for employees of the Maryland-national Capital Park and Planning Commission be subject to funding by the Montgomery County Council and the Prince George’s County Council to instead require that certain terms and conditions of the final agreement be subject to approval by the Montgomery County Council and the Prince George’s County Council.

Enacted

05/08/2023

Effective Date

07/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Disaster Service and Uniformed Services Leave

Bill

Senate Bill 48 (2023)

Summary

Defines the term emergency manager; adds certain State employees to certain provisions of law authorizing disaster service leave with pay; authorizes certain appointing authorities to waive certain requirements for disaster service leave and to increase the number of days of disaster service leave under certain circumstances; defines uniformed services for the purpose of adding certain individuals to certain provisions of law relating to certain paid leave and military administrative leave.

Enacted

05/08/2023

Effective Date

To be determined.

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Minors Information Sharing by Employers

Bill

House Bill 229 (2023)

Summary

Requires the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, subject to a certain limitation, to release certain personal information of a minor who has a work permit to certain entities that have requested and have registered with the Maryland Department of Labor for the purposes of receiving the information; relates to the employment of minors and work permits.

Enacted

05/03/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Personal_information; Wage_and_Hour: Certificate, Child_labor


Job Opportunities for High School Students Act

Bill

Senate Bill 172 (2023)

Summary

Requires the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to release certain personal information of a minor who has a work permit to employers and apprenticeship sponsors, educational programs and institutions, and local workforce development boards that have requested and have registered with the Maryland Department of Labor for the purpose of receiving the information, if a parent or legal guardian of the minor or the minor elects to allow the sharing of the information.

Enacted

05/03/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Personal_information; Wage_and_Hour: Certificate, Child_labor


Employment Contract Noncompete and Conflict of Interest

Bill

Senate Bill 591 (2023)

Summary

Alters the application of the prohibition on including a noncompete or conflict of interest provision in an employment contract or similar document or agreement that restricts the ability of an employee to enter into employment with a new employer or to become self-employed in the same or similar business or trade.

Enacted

05/03/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Agreements: Covenant_not_compete, Non-compete; Employment_relations: Low_wage_employee


Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Modification

Bill

House Bill 988, Senate Bill 828 (2023)

Summary

Modifies the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program; prohibits the total rate of contribution from exceeding a certain percentage of an employee wage; requires the State to pay for certain contributions for certain employees; requires the Department of Health to reimburse certain community providers for employer contributions in a certain manner; repeals the requirement that a covered individual exhaust all employer-provided leave that is not required to be provided under law before receiving benefits.

Enacted

04/24/2023

Effective Date

06/01/2023

Topics

Employee_obligation: Documentation, Notice; Leave_laws: Family, Medical


April

State Personnel

Bill

Senate Bill 79 (2023)

Summary

Authorizes a certain employee or a certain exclusive representative to initiate a grievance procedure under certain provisions of law; requires certain decision makers in a grievance procedure in certain higher education systems to award certain damages under certain circumstances; requires certain employee grievance procedures and personnel systems to include certain redress for certain violations.

Enacted

04/24/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Grievance Procedures

Bill

House Bill 184 (2023)

Summary

Authorizes a certain employee or certain exclusive representative to initiate a grievance procedure under certain provisions of law; requires certain decision makers in a grievance procedure in certain higher education systems to award certain damages under certain circumstances; requires the Secretary of Transportation to be consistent with certain provisions of law and include redress for certain violations; relates to grievance procedures for State personnel and education and transportation employees.

Enacted

04/24/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Child Care Provider Criminal Background Investigation

Bill

House Bill 1300 (2023)

Summary

Alters provisions relating to criminal background investigations for certain individuals who care for or supervise children; requires certain facilities to apply to the Central Repository for a national and State criminal history records check for each employee, employer, individual, or volunteer.

Enacted

04/24/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Background_checks, Criminal_history; Industry: Child_services


Public Employee Relations Act

Bill

House Bill 984 (2023)

Summary

Consolidates and alters certain laws governing collective bargaining for certain public employees; includes laws related to the establishment of bargaining units, elections and certification of exclusive representatives, employee and employer rights, unfair labor practices, and strikes and lockouts; establishes the Public Employee Relations Board to oversee collective bargaining activities for certain public employees.

Enacted

04/24/2023

Effective Date

07/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Montgomery County Sheriffs Office Collective Bargaining

Bill

House Bill 763 (2023)

Summary

Requires that the procedures for declaring an impasse and submitting a dispute to binding arbitration be conducted in accordance with certain provisions of the Montgomery County Code if the sheriff of Montgomery county and a bargaining representative are unable to reach agreement during negotiations on matters applicable to employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; relates to collective bargaining for employees.

Enacted

04/11/2023

Effective Date

10/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


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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