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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Maryland

Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings requirements for other states

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

Author: Darrell R. VanDeusen, Kollman & Saucier, PA


  • Maryland's Economic Stabilization Act impose requirements on employers involving the shutting down or relocation of a workplace that are broader than the federal WARN Act's requirements. See Maryland WARN.
  • Maryland has steep penalties for employers that do not comply with the Economic Stabilization Act. See Penalties and Enforcement.
  • Baltimore has requirements relating to mass layoffs, reductions in force and plant closings. See Local Requirements.