- Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law
- Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Poster
- Work Permit for Minors Poster
- Workers’ Compensation in Maryland
- Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Poster
- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Poster
- Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Law
- Pregnant & Working*
- Employment Discrimination Is Unlawful
- Safety and Health Protection on the Job
- Maryland notices are on two 18″w x 24″h posters
- All-in-one Maryland & Federal poster is 24″w x 36″h
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- Available in Spanish (Spanish posters may be released later than English posters by government agencies.)
- Available in laminated for durability or environmentally-friendly unlaminated Go Green
For questions about compliance posters, please call Poster Compliance Center at (800) 322-3636.
Minimum Wage (January 2021) (January 2021)
Effective January 1, 2021, the minimum wage increased to $11.75.
Equal Pay for Equal Work (October 2020) (January 2021)
- Maryland’s Equal Pay Act has been amended to create several new employer obligations and add applicant/employee protections regarding salaries, salary inquiries, and salary histories.
- Employers are required to provide the wage range for the position in question upon an applicant’s request.
- Employers cannot:
- seek or request an applicant’s wage history in writing, orally, through an employee or agent, or from a current or former employer.
- retaliate against, or refuse to interview, hire, or employ an applicant because the applicant requested the wage range for the position in question, or because they chose not to provide their wage history.
- rely upon an applicant’s wage history in screening or considering the applicant for employment or in determining wages.
- take adverse employment action against an employee for asking about the employee’s own wages.
- Employers may confirm and rely on voluntarily provided wage history to support a higher wage offer than the initial offer if the higher wage does not create an unlawful pay differential based on sex or gender identity.
Maryland Labor Law Posting Requirements
Maryland employers must follow both federal and state labor law posting requirements. Below, we’ve summarized these requirements and offered a short explanation of the state-specific workplace posters.
Federal Posting Requirements for Maryland
- Equal Employment Opportunity – EEO*
- Federal Minimum Wage Poster*
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster*
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Job Safety and Health Poster*
- Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster*
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Poster
Maryland-Specific Labor Law Posters
In addition to the federal labor law posters listed above, Maryland employers are also required to post the following mandatory state labor law posters. They must be displayed in a conspicuous and accessible place. Businesses that fail to post these notifications may be subject to penalties or fines.
- Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law Poster: This poster details employees’ rights to be paid the minimum wage and overtime wages under Maryland law. The current minimum wage in Maryland is $11.75 an hour, effective January 1, 2021. The poster also explains special requirements for tipped employees and minor employees. Additionally, employers are required to pay employees 1.5 times their usual hourly rate for all work over 40 hours in a workweek; certain employers, including bowling establishments and institutions that provide on-premises care to the sick, aged, or disabled individuals (aside from hospitals), are entitled to overtime for all work over 48 hours in a week. Agricultural workers are entitled to overtime for all work over 60 hours per week.
- Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Poster: Maryland law prohibits paying employees who do comparable work in the same establishment different rates because of their sex or gender identity; however, the law does allow different wages to be paid when jobs require different skills and different shifts, for example. Employers may also use a seniority or merit increase system that does not discriminate based on sex or gender identity. Additionally, employers also may not provide less favorable employment opportunities to employees because of their sex or gender identity, including assigning or directing employees into less favorable career tracks or positions, failing to share information about promotions or advancement, or depriving employees of employment opportunities.
- Maryland Work Permit for Minors Poster: The Maryland Division of Labor and Industry requires all minors under the age of 18 to apply for a work permit. Work permits are not issued to minors under the age of 14. This poster details the hours’ limitations that apply to minor employees depending on their age.
- Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Poster: This poster explains that the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave for certain employees; smaller employers also must provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees. Employees earn sick and safe leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked but cannot earn more than 40 hours in a year or accrue more than 64 hours. Employees can use this leave to take care of themselves when they are sick or injured, to care for their ill or injured family members, to obtain preventative medical care for themselves or their family members, for maternity or paternity leave, or to deal with the aftermath of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed against the employee or a family member. Family members include spouses, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings.
- Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Poster: Maryland law gives employees and their family members the right to insurance coverage from their former employer if they quit or were terminated from their employment for reasons other than cause and were covered for at least three months before losing their employment. Employees must notify their employer of their request for continued coverage within 45 days of their last day of work.
- Employees’ Rights Under Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Law Poster: Maryland law allows those who are laid off or otherwise unemployed through no fault of their own to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks.
- Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law Poster: This poster explains how employees can file a claim for benefits for a work-related injury or illness.
- Maryland Safety and Health Protection on the Job Poster: This poster explains that Maryland employers must provide a workplace free from health and safety hazards; employees are obligated to comply with Maryland occupational safety and health laws. The poster also explains how employees can file a complaint.
- Maryland Employment Discrimination Is Unlawful Poster: Maryland law protects employees from unlawful discrimination based on their race, sex, age, ethnicity, ancestry or national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. The law guards against discrimination in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promoting, setting work conditions, and discharging an employee; employers are also prohibited from retaliating against employees.
- *Maryland Pregnant and Working Poster: Maryland employees who are pregnant or who have a disability that is caused by or contributed to by pregnancy can request a reasonable accommodation at work, including changing job duties, changing work hours, relocating, transferring to a different position, and more.
Note that employers in various industries and various cities may have additional labor law posting requirements.
*Included on Spanish poster
NOTE: Spanish posters may not include all notices published on the English poster and may vary from our standard 18″w x 24″h size since some states do not issue all notices in Spanish.
Employment posters must be posted in a conspicuous location.
Equal Pay for Equal Work – Nov 2019
Minimum Wage – Jul 2019
Minor Fact Sheet – May 2019
Earned Sick and Safe Leave – Apr 2018
Unemployment Insurance – Dec 2017
Equal Pay for Equal Work – Sept 2016
Minimum Wage & Overtime – Sept 2014
Equal Pay for Equal Work – Sept 2014
Work Permit for Minors – Sept 2014
Work Permit for Minors – Sept 2014
Unemployment – Sept 2014
Workers’ Compensation – Sept 2014
Health Insurance Coverage – Sept 2014
MOSH (Safety & Health) – Sept 2014
Employment Discrimination – Sept 2014
Pregnant & Working – Sept 2014
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