Unemployment Insurance: Maryland
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications
- Most employers doing business in Maryland are subject to the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits are generally available for a maximum of 26 weeks, but may be increased during times of high unemployment. See Benefits.
- Employers must comply with notice and posting requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements.
- Employers must maintain certain records related to unemployment compensation. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Maryland's Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program offers employers an alternative to layoffs. See Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program.