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Hours Worked: Maryland

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Meredith S. Campbell and Fred S. Sommer, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, PA


  • Under Maryland law, hours worked during a workweek is the time an employee is required by the employer to be on the employer's premises, on duty, or at a prescribed workplace, and may include meal periods and travel time. See Hours Worked.
  • Employees must be paid for meal breaks unless they are completely relieved from duty. Certain retail employees must be provided rest breaks. See Break Periods.
  • Maryland law provides some restrictions on the hours that may be worked by some employees. See Hours of Work Restrictions.