| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Momentum appears to be building to raise the minimum wage in Maryland, with key politicians recently announcing support to increase hourly pay to at least $10 an hour.
Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaking briefly last week at a ceremony for the 50th...
| Aug 22, 2013
The report by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on the economic benefits to Maryland from a post-Labor Day school start deserves far more respect, attention and consideration than given to it in a recent editorial in The Sun ("One week and counting,"...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A bill introduced in the Maryland Senate Thursday would create a commission to look into regulating payroll service companies in the wake of allegations of fraud at AccuPay of Bel Air.
Sen. Barry Glassman, a Harford County Republican, introduced the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When Peggy Young became pregnant with her third child, she said a supervisor told her she was a liability and not to come back to work as a UPS package delivery driver in Landover until she had the baby.
"I was very upset because I wanted to work; I...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The General Assembly has approved the governor's plan to distribute $2.5 million in state grants each year to train workers for high-demand industries.
The House of Delegates voted 115-23 Tuesday to approve the program, the first piece of Gov. Martin O'...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Maryland's deteriorating infrastructure could receive a boost from private investor dollars, thanks to legislation passed Monday designed to enhance public-private partnerships.
The idea behind so-called public-private partnerships, or P3s, is to get...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Legislation that would strengthen the rights of pregnant women in the workplace has now passed both chambers of the General Assembly and will go to the governor's desk for signing.
The Senate passed the House version of the bill Thursday allowing it...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to make a personal, perhaps quixotic pitch Wednesday for what could be the least popular proposal in Annapolis this year: raising the tax on gasoline.
The governor is scheduled to testify before House and Senate...
| Mar 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one.
Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still hopes to convince the legislature to raise money for highway and transit projects — possibly by adding another penny to Maryland's six-percent sales tax and dedicating the extra revenue to transportation.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Moving to the forefront of social media privacy law nationwide, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites such as...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Many Maryland employers will see the tax they pay for unemployment insurance drop by more than half next year.
The tax cut, which will be announced Monday by the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, reflects the improving employment...