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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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Top Maryland Chamber of Commerce Articles

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  • 'Wage theft' prevails in post-recession economy

    'Wage theft' prevails in post-recession economy
    Behind the counter at a convenience store in Princess Anne, Elvira Orellana worked 72 hours a week, making sandwiches, cleaning the kitchen and ordering the ingredients to prepare oxtail, curry chicken and cheese steaks. Her employer paid her $648 a week...
  • Maryland unemployment-insurance tax to drop in 2013

    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...
  • Maryland should be careful about upending its liability law

    The personal injury lawyers' bar likes to try to divide the personal injury systems of the 50 United States into two different buckets — contributory negligence and comparative fault — and then make up hypothetical cases to try to portray...
  • Maryland lawmakers pass bill to boost public-private partnerships

    Maryland lawmakers pass bill to boost public-private partnerships
    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...
  • Bill to give pregnant workers more rights passes Senate

    Bill to give pregnant workers more rights passes Senate
    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...
  • Paid sick leave urged in Maryland

    Paid sick leave urged in Maryland
    Raquel Rojas has never worked for a company that gave her paid sick leave. Sometimes even unpaid leave isn't on offer. The Baltimore resident said a restaurant that employed her as a line cook three years ago stopped scheduling her for work after she...
  • Bill proposes regulating payroll service companies in state

    Bill proposes regulating payroll service companies in state
    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...
  • Assembly passes O'Malley's job training bill

    Assembly passes O'Malley's job training bill
    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'...
  • Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees

    Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees
    Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters. His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
  • Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis

    Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis
    Maryland's business leaders are increasing efforts to speak with a louder, more unified voice to state officials, seeing in looming federal budget cuts the necessity — or opportunity — to focus more attention on the private sector. The...
  • New economic development chief named for Md.

    New economic development chief named for Md.
    Maryland's second-in-command on economic development matters will step into the top job in January when the current secretary leaves for the private sector, state officials announced Wednesday. Dominick Murray, who joined the Maryland Department of...
  • Maryland's overstuffed budget bills

    Maryland's overstuffed budget bills
    Everyone favors a balanced state budget. The people of Maryland expect the state to live within its means, and the state constitution requires the governor to submit a budget with revenues and spending in balance. But, as demonstrated in the recently...