Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Maryland?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Maryland laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) Employers with 15 or more employees
Job Applicant Fairness Act All employers, with some exceptions
Maryland Continuation Coverage law (mini-COBRA) All employers
Maryland Equal Pay Act (MEPA) All employers
Maryland Flexible Leave Act (MFLA) Employers with 15 or more employees
Maryland Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act Employers with 15 or more employees
Maryland Uniform Trade Secrets Act All employers
Parental Leave Act Employers with 15 to 49 employees

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.