What rights do employees have in the state of Maryland?

Isn't a federal law that employees are given a break if worked more than 4 hours? I thought that was federal law? If you know where I can find it, please respond.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Division of Labor and Industry

    The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards -

    Employer Discretion in the Workplace: Employment-At-Will -

    Breaks, Benefits and Days Off

    * There is no law requiring an employer to provide breaks, including lunch breaks, unless the employee is under the age of 18. Minors under 18 must receive a 30 minute break for every 5 hours of work. In addition, state law does not guarantee days off for holidays or any special holiday pay for private sector employees, except an unpaid religious day of rest each week for retail employees who give prior written notice to their employers.

    * Maryland law does not require the award of benefits. Examples include vacation leave, sick leave, compensatory time, holidays and holiday pay, health and life insurance, bonuses, severance pay, etc. The right to claim benefits only arises through a prior agreement of the parties.

    [See also section IV. W. regarding pay for breaks]

    Setting the Terms of Employment Return to the Maryland Guide to Wage Payment and Employment Standards home page Drug Tests

    This is what I found looks like you were wrong

  • 3 years ago

    minimum salary remains no longer precisely the line to riches. If I have been traveling with the aid of Maryland, i might tip a minimum of 10%, on the theory that servers are usually maced into sharing their innovations between the busboys, hostesses, and kitchen team. i'm particular that the IRS gets its palms into their tip funds, too, although little that is.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well as a fellow Marylander myself, I suggest you go here. They have the rules and regulations that regulate all workers ranging from full time adults to part time minors.

    Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation


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