DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry

 

Where to Find Help - The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards

 

Both employees and employers may call the Employment Standards Service at (410) 767-2357 with any questions relating to the Maryland wage laws. Other employment related questions will be answered if possible, or referred to the appropriate authority.

Listed below is a quick reference guide to sources of information on various subject areas involving employment.

  1. Employment Discrimination -- Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, (410) 767-8600 or (800) 637-MCHR, or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at (410) 962-3932.
     
  2. Minimum Wage and Overtime -- U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 410-962-6211.
     
  3. Retirement Benefits (including 401(k) and ERISA) -- U.S. Department of Labor, Pension Welfare Benefits Administration, (866) 444-3272, TTY (877) 889-5627.
     
  4. Health Care Benefits After Termination of Employment (COBRA) -- U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, 1-866-444-3272. If less than 20 employees, Maryland Insurance Administration, (410) 468-2000.
     
  5. State Scaled or "Prevailing" Wage (State funded construction contract wage questions) -- Maryland Division of Labor and Industry, Prevailing Wage Unit, (410) 767-2342.
     
  6. Federal Scaled or "Prevailing" Wage (Federally funded construction contract wage questions under the Davis-Bacon Act) -- U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, (410) 962-4984.
     
  7. Federal Service Contracts (Federally funded non-construction contract wage questions under the Federal Service Contract Act) -- U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, (410) 962-6211.
     
  8. Unemployment Insurance Benefits -- 
    Claimants:  calling from Baltimore area - (410) 949 - 0022, (410) 767 - 2727 TTY;
    calling from Maryland but outside the Baltimore area - 1 - 800 - 827 - 4839, 1 - 800 - 827 - 4400 TTY
    Employers: (410) 767-2412, 1-800-492-5524
     
  9. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illnesses) -- Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, (410) 864-5100, (800) 492-0479, (410) 767-0900.

    [Note: It is the independent responsibility of an injured worker to obtain a workers compensation claim form and file it within a certain time after injury. Employers are not required to provide this service to employees. It is the responsibility of employers to file a First Report of Injury. This is different than an employee's claim for workers compensation].
     
  10. Immigration Verification for Employment, I-9 Requirements -- U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, (410) 962-6211, or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, (800) 357-2099. To file a complaint of national origin discrimination, citizenship discrimination or document abuse in filling out the I-9 or when seeking employment, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel, (800) 255-7688.
     
  11. Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements -- National Labor Relations Board, (410) 962-2822.
     
  12. Severance Pay -- U.S. Department of Labor, Pensions Welfare Benefits Administration, (202) 219-8776, 1-866-444-3272.
     
  13. Occupational Safety and Health -- Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), (410) 767-7233.
     
  14. Displaced Workers and Reductions in Force (WARN Act) -- Maryland Dislocated Workers Unit, (410) 767-2471.
     
  15. Child Labor -- Maryland Division of Labor and Industry, (410) 767-2239.
     
  16. Family and Medical Leave -- U.S. Department of Labor, (800) 959-3652 or (202) 219-8727.