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Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Bill would offer more protection to pregnant workers

    Bill would offer more protection to pregnant workers
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ire over income tax plan to get louder Monday

    Ire over income tax plan to get louder Monday
    A Maryland family making more than $175,000 will pay at least $254 more in income taxes this year under a revenue-raising plan the Maryland General Assembly is expected to take up when it convenes for special session on Monday. The same family of joint...