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.