State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public November 26 through November 28, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, November 26.

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, Employee Benefits Security Administration, (866) 444-3272.
     
  13. Occupational Safety and Health -- Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), (410) 527-4499.
     
  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.