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October Brings Employment Law Changes to Maryland

October in Maryland is a time of ripening pumpkins and falling leaves. October 1 is also the date when many (but not all) laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly go into effect. This year’s batch of new employment laws contains a couple of “tricks” for employers and “treats” for employees and the plaintiff’s bar who represent them.

Get Ready for Maryland’s New Employment Laws Going into Effect October 1

New Maryland laws governing the workplace will take effect on October 1, 2019.

Maryland Privacy Act Amendments Impact Businesses That Maintain Computerized Personal Information

On April 30, 2019, Maryland governor Larry Hogan approved a series of amendments to the Maryland Personal Information Protection Act. The amendments, effective October 1, 2019, impact data breach obligations imposed on businesses that “maintain” computerized data containing personal information. “Personal information” under the Maryland privacy act includes a broad category of personal identifiers—such as an individual’s social security number, tax ID number, or biometric data—combined with his or her first and last name.

Maryland Joins the Bandwagon: Bans Noncompetes for Low-Wage Workers

Maryland has become the latest state to revise its noncompetition law to clamp down on the practice and further restrict the types of workers permitted to be bound by such restrictive covenants.

Maryland Approves Minimum Wage Increase to $15 an Hour

Maryland has become the sixth state in the nation to adopt a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. The state’s Democratic-controlled legislature overrode Republican Governor Larry Hogan’s veto on March 28, 2019. The current minimum wage in Maryland is $10.10 per hour.

Maryland Raises Minimum Wage

Maryland joined the parade of states raising the minimum wage to the magic number of $15 per hour when the state legislature voted to override the veto of Governor Larry Hogan on March 28, 2019. The minimum wage for employers with 15 or more employees will increase annually commencing January 1, 2020 until it reaches the $15 per hour level on January 1, 2025. The minimum wage for smaller employers will increase annually at a slower pace, and reach $15 on July 1, 2026. The initial increase for all employers effective January 1, 2020 raises the minimum wage to $11 per hour from the current $10.10.

Maryland Minimum Wage Will Increase to $15 per Hour

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override the governor's veto to pass a bill that will increase the state minimum wage rate to $15 per hour for all employers by 2026. Maryland becomes the sixth state to approve a $15 minimum wage, following California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Maryland General Assembly Approves Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage in Maryland is increasing from $10.10 to $15 per hour. The Maryland General Assembly approved legislation for the raise.

Minimum Wage in Maryland Is Increasing to $15 by 2025

The minimum wage in Maryland is increasing from $10.10 to $15 per hour, approved by the Maryland House of Delegates.

Sexual Harassment Waiver Ban, Noncompetes Top New October 1 Compliance Requirements

A Maryland ban on sexual harassment waivers in employment contracts and a broad Massachusetts law governing noncompetition agreements headline a host of new state and local October 1 compliance requirements. But that's not all, as San Francisco's expanded "ban the box" criminal history law also takes effect.
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