Maryland HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in Maryland stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full Maryland Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 25 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in Maryland, as well as other states and municipalities:

October 1, 2017: Prince George's County, Maryland, Minimum Wage to Increase to $11.50 per Hour

October 1, 2017: Maryland Codifies Voluntary Protection Program

January 1, 2018: Maryland Personal Information Protection Act Expanded

July 1, 2018: Maryland Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.10 per Hour

July 1, 2018: Montgomery County, Maryland, Minimum Wage Increases to $12.25 for Large Employers ($12.00 for Mid-Sized and Small Employers)

Employee Handbooks

Create or update your Maryland Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook statements. The Maryland Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available handbook statements, including:

Pregnancy Accommodation

Parental Leave

Leave to Care for Immediate Family Members

Meal and Rest Breaks for Retail Employees

Municipality Coverage

Search for local law requirements in the following key municipalities:


Baltimore County

Montgomery County

Prince George's County

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A round-up of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Maryland employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

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