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Maryland Employment Law Update October 2020

  • By: lipplaw
  • Published: October 23, 2020

What you need to know about the Maryland Employment Law Update:

  • Under updated anti-discrimination laws, adverse employment decisions based on certain hairstyles, including braids, twists, and locs, are illegal.
  • Using facial recognition software is prohibited during the job interview process unless the employer obtains signed consent.
  • Employers cannot require applicants to disclose prior wage history and must provide a pay range for the position if requested.
  • A Mini-WARN Act requires some companies with 50 or more employees (those working 20+ hours weekly) with 60 days’ notice of a reduction in force.

Failure to comply with these laws could mean harsh consequences for employers, including expensive fines. But we can help.

Contact Lipp Law Firm to:

  • Draft race and gender-neutral dress and grooming policies
  • Provide compliant waivers for use of facial recognition software
  • Review job applications and postings to ensure legal compliance
  • Assist with legally compliant reductions in force

Let us help you comply with an ever-changing employment law landscape so you can concentrate on your bottom line.

Kathryn Megan Lipp

Katie dedicates her practice to employment separation guidance.
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