Presented with a request for nearly $253 million ¿ a $29 million increase ¿ Harford County Executive Barry Glassman says county public school leaders "need to come to grips with shrinking enrollment and flat revenues," something he believes their latest budget doesn't do.
The health care law that was supposed to make insurance available to hundreds of thousands in the state is costing Marylanders so much in prescription drug costs that it may deter patients from taking their medicine, the survey by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease found.
Although health insurance costs have not exploded under the Affordable Care Act, as many critics said would happen, the law hasn't provided much relief to American workers either, according to a new study of employer-provided health benefits.
A law that went into effect last Thursday raising minimum wage workers hourly wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 has boosted the buying power of some workers, while forcing some small business owners in southwest Baltimore County to make tough decisions.
To many, the high salaries of professional athletes can be a source of envy. But their big paydays come with a darker side – many face bankruptcy or financial distress after spending too freely, going through a divorce or failing to line up a job upon retirement.
The Harford County Public Schools system is requesting a budget for fiscal year 2016 that is $26.3 million higher than the previous year and proposes a step increase and a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment for employees.
The Orioles will have much more work to do at next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego than they did at the beginning of this week, one that saw the club lose three key pieces of its 2014 playoff team.
Companies that make the Top Workplaces list year after year don't necessarily offer the highest salaries or the most lavish benefits. But employees stay because they feel valued and empowered. They love the work and believe it's meaningful, and also enjoy flexible work schedules, opportunities to advance and a voice in company policy. And the companies work to sustain that culture.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tapped a high-profile emergency room physician and former Rhodes Scholar to serve as Baltimore's new health commissioner to guide the city in addressing the root cause of substance abuse. The appointment of Dr. Leana S. Wen, a Chinese immigrant who entered college at age 13, will be announced Friday.
With the holidays approaching, reviewing investment strategies and preparing for tax season is the last thing on many people's minds. At a free session Friday, a local financial adviser and an accountant will share tips for getting organized and planning ahead at the end of the year.
Small business owners often balk at the expense and liability of offering their employees a retirement plan, few financial firms offer plans to small businesses and rarely do employees without an employer-sponsored plan sign up for one on their own.
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. could become a $10 billion company after the Hunt Valley real estate trust that owns skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities announced a deal Friday to acquire Chicago-based Aviv REIT Inc.
A high-ranking Baltimore police commander who the agency said had stepped down for "personal reasons" in April was charged Wednesday with theft for allegedly falsifying information to obtain a salary increase.
A dealer school that Maryland Live casino set up as it scrambled to hire qualified staff as to run its table games was a scheme to avoid paying wages while training employees, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.
More than five years into the economic recovery, many households in Maryland still aren't feeling the lift. Overall personal income — which includes wages, investment income and payments from programs such as Social Security — grew an estimated 1 percent in the second quarter of 2014 in Maryland, compared to 2.5 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets.
The incoming county executive will get a raise of nearly $25,000 over what Harford County Executive David Craig is paid, despite strident opposition from county teachers and other employees who have not received raises during much of Craig's tenure.
We need to build on it to establish a true and equitable apprenticeship system in the United States. An apprenticeship system spanning business sectors would create more direct, intentional paths between job seekers and well-paying jobs.
Maryland officials on Wednesday approved $16 billion in contracts that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply.
While enjoying your Baltimore city/county restaurant week meal, the staff who make the dining experience. During the last Maryland General Assembly session, workers who rely on tips for salary were dealt a harsh blow when legislators permanently froze their pay at $3.63 per hour.
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown followed a similar team-friendly, pay-as-you-go approach to a six-year contract extension this week for quarterback Andy Dalton, which differs greatly from how the Ravens structured their blockbuster contract for Joe Flacco.
Johns Hopkins Hospital reached a "tentative agreement" early Tuesday morning on a new contract with the labor union that represents 2,000 of its service workers, ending months of contentious wage negotiations that included a three-day strike in April.
In a county whose slogan is "Choose Civility," rhetoric between the Howard County Education Association and school system leadership has been tense during the standoff over raises and other issues that lasted much of the school year, and is drifting now into the summer.
Gap Inc. brands ¿ Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, Athleta and Intermix ¿ are among a growing group of major U.S. retailers now paying more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour for entry-level employees.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent decision to step into the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers may have signaled worries of the community consequences if the dispute brews on too long.