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Labor and Employment – Maryland Healthy Working Families Act – Seasonal Temporary Workers
Sponsored by: Senators Carozza, Mautz, Hershey, and Corderman
Increasing, from 106 to 120 days, the period during which an employer is not required to allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave; altering the circumstances under which an employer is required to reinstate certain unused sick and safe leave; and altering the circumstances under which an employer is authorized to require an employee who uses earned sick and safe leave to provide certain verification.
Labor and Employment – Payment of Minimum Wage – Tipped Employees
Sponsored by: Senator Ellis
Specifying a certain tip credit amount that is in effect for certain time periods; prohibiting certain employers of tipped employees, beginning July 1, 2027, from including a tip credit amount as part of the employees’ wages; and requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to establish the High Road Kitchen Program as a recognition program for restaurants that do not include the tip credit as part of certain employees’ wages.
Fair Wage Act of 2023
Sponsored by: The President (By Request – Administration) and Senators Waldstreicher, Augustine, Benson, Carter, Ellis, Hettleman, Jackson, Kagan, King, Kramer, Lam, McCray, Muse, Rosapepe, Smith, Sydnor, M. Washington, and Watson
Increasing the State minimum wage rate in effect for certain periods of time; increasing, except under certain circumstances, the State minimum wage rate in effect for certain periods of time based on annual growth in a certain consumer price index; altering the authority of the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase in the minimum wage rate; and repealing the requirement that the Governor’s budgets for certain fiscal years include certain provider rate increases.
Maryland Fair Scheduling Act
Sponsored by: Senators Benson and Ellis
Requiring an employer who employs individuals in a food service facility or retail establishment to pay certain employees at a certain rate of pay for certain shifts of work, except under certain circumstances; providing that certain employees employed in a food service facility or retail establishment have the right to decline to work hours that occur during the 11 hours following the end of a shift; etc.
Employment for Minors – Opportunities for Work (Job Opportunities for High School Students Act)
Sponsored by: Senator Rosapepe
Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry, to release certain personal information of a minor who has a work permit to employers and apprenticeship sponsors, educational programs and institutions, and local workforce development boards that have requested and have registered with the Maryland Department of Labor for the purpose of receiving the information, if a parent or legal guardian of the minor or the minor elects to allow the sharing of the information.
Labor and Employment – State Minimum Wage Rate – Acceleration (Fight for Fifteen Acceleration Act of 2023)
Sponsored by: Senator Waldstreicher
Increasing the State minimum wage rate changes in effect for certain periods of time; and repealing the authority of the Board of Public Works to temporarily suspend an increase to the State minimum wage rate.