What’s Changing in the State of Maryland?
Those busy bees at Maryland’s Department of Labor have added important information for employers to the state’s Equal Pay for Equal Work law.
All Maryland employers are required to post the updated Equal Pay for Equal Work notice with a revision date of 10/2019 in their workplaces.
New Information for Employers
Even employers who are familiar with the very long Equal Pay for Equal Work notice may have trouble finding the updated material. The changes can be found at the bottom of the notice under “3-308 – Prohibited acts; penalties.”
Employers in Maryland should be aware that the new subtitle of the Equal Pay for Equal Work law states that employers who violate the law two or more times within a 3-year period may be assessed a civil penalty.
Under the subtitle, a commissioner or a court of law may require an employer in violation of the law to pay a civil penalty equal to 10% of the number of damages owed to an employee by the employer.
Each civil penalty assessed under this revision to the law will be paid to the General Fund of the State of Maryland to offset the costs associated with enforcement of the subtitle.
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