In Session – Labor

Labor

Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act of 2024

SB0104 (HB0205)
Sponsored by: Senator A. Washington

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Synopsis

Repealing and establishing the methodology used to calculate the weekly benefit amount; altering the taxable wage base used to determine employer contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, the dependent allowance, and the amount of earned wages subtracted from a weekly benefit amount; requiring the Secretary of Labor to set the taxable wage base and the maximum weekly benefit amount in a certain manner beginning in calendar year 2027 and each calendar year thereafter; etc.

Labor

Growing Apprenticeships and the Public Safety Workforce (GAPS) Act

SB0470 (HB0597)
Sponsored by: The Speaker (By Request – Administration) and Delegates AllenAlstonAmpreyAndertonBagnallBartlettBhandariBoafoBouchatBoyceConawayCrutchfieldDavisEdelsonFennell, FoleyForbesFraser-HidalgoGriffithGrossmanGuytonHarrisHensonHillHornbergerJacksonA. Johnson, S. JohnsonD. JonesKaiserKaufmanLopezLoveMcCaskillMillerMireku-NorthMunozPasteurPattersonPhillipsPruskiQiRobersonRoberts, RuffRuthSimmonsSimpsonSolomon, SpiegelTaverasTaylorTolesTomlinsonTurnerWatsonWilliamsWu, and Young

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Synopsis

Altering the Law Enforcement Cadet Apprenticeship Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to be the Public Safety Apprenticeship Program; expanding the purpose and scope of the Program to promote careers with certain public safety agencies; requiring the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission to develop certain mental health wellness policies to be implemented in certain law enforcement agencies; establishing the Workgroup on Growing Engagement in the Law Enforcement Workforce; etc.

Labor

Maryland Predictable Scheduling Act

SB0994 (HB1226)
Sponsored by: Delegate Foley

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Synopsis

Establishing certain requirements on food service establishments, hospitality establishments, and retail establishments regarding work schedules for employees, including requirements related to the provision of work schedules to employees, notifications regarding changes to the schedules, and payment of wages to employees whose work schedules are changed by the employer; authorizing certain employees to request an adjustment in a work schedule before beginning a shift; etc.

Labor

Business Regulation – Automatic Tip Prompt Screen – Requirements

(HB0419)
Sponsored by: Delegates LehmanTerrasaAllenBagnallBoafoCharkoudianFoleyGuytonS. JohnsonD. JonesKaufmanR. LewisLopezMcCaskillPena-MelnykSchmidtSimpsonStewartTaverasTaylorVogelWilliams, and Wu

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Synopsis

Requiring certain businesses that use a point-of-sale system that automatically prompts a customer to leave a tip to disclose to whom the tip will be allocated.

Labor

Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program and Advisory Committee – Establishment

(HB0354)
Sponsored by: Delegate Cullison

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Synopsis

Establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Program in the Maryland Department of Health; requiring the Secretary to establish a pilot program at community colleges in at least two geographically diverse areas in the State that offer licensed practical nursing programs before implementing the Program statewide; requiring an annual report by to the Governor and the General Assembly on implementation of the Program; and establishing the Maryland Pathway to Nursing Advisory Committee to assist in the development of the Program.

Labor

Workforce Development and Adult Learning – Leasing Training Program – Establishment

SB0091 (HB0011)
Sponsored by: Delegate J. Lewis

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Synopsis

Establishing the Leasing Training Program in the Maryland Department of Labor to train, prepare, and connect job seekers with careers in the residential rental housing industry; requiring the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning to administer the Program and award $250,000 annually in grants to eligible designated partnerships; requiring the Governor to include $250,000 in the annual budget bill for each of fiscal years 2026, 2027, and 2028 for the program; requiring a certain report by January 1 each year; etc.