Maryland – New laws come in threes

Hey everyone! Look over here – stuff is happening! Okay, good. Now that I have your attention, I want to tell you about three new Maryland statues that will affect basically everyone. Here we go:

  1. The Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Actposes new regulations on accommodating pregnant women in the workplace.
  2. The Deployment of Family Members in the Armed Services Act requires employers to allow employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months unpaid leave to spend time with their spouse, parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, or sibling the day the family member leaves or returns from active military duty.
  3. The Lien for Unpaid Wages Act establishes a system for employees to purse certain wages claims. The Act sets a clear step-by-step process and timeline for employees seeking a lien for unpaid wages against their employer.

Woosh. That is a lot of information to take in. This is like when I learned that Q-tips aren’t actually meant for cleaning your ears. To learn more about these acts, click here.



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