‘Extremely lucky’ Maryland crab industry is weathering a storm over Mexican worker shortages. But the industry says issues remain with a program that supplies it with needed guest workers to pick crabs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigators say Akhilbhai Patel, manager of Blissful Enterprises LLC and owner of ENA Hotels LLC in Edgewood, allegedly violated overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Maryland’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in November, from 4.1 percent the month before, reflecting a solid labor market that economists say could help the state withstand the budget uncertainty in Washington.
At the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of Business” luncheon, Carroll County Department of Economic Development Director Jack Lyburn outlined why Carroll is the right place for business, and now is the right time for new businesses — especially manufacturers — to come.
As summer approaches, and youths begin to work on the farm, Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition wants to ensure safety by monitoring size, physical strength, training and cognitive ability as well as age of the youth when deciding farm chores and jobs.
A 19-year-old Glen Burnie man was killed Tuesday while digging a sewer line in Northeast Baltimore’s Clifton Park. State officials are investigating the death of Kyle Hancock in the trench collapse in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane.
New federal guidelines have made it easier than ever for employers to count interns as non-employees — and not pay them. But despite the changes, more employers are offering interns wages to go with the experience they gain.
Maryland added an estimated 5,400 jobs in November as the state economy gained steam going into the holidays. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, below the national rate of 4.1 percent.
The United States Department of Labor is critically important to Maryland's workforce, and its secretary has the tremendous responsibility of advancing its mission. We must demand that the person charged with that awesome responsibility is passionate about improving working conditions and promotfing the welfare of working families. Mr. Puzder, a corporate CEO with a disdain for his own employees and the workplace laws that protect them, is not that person. Regardless of party affiliation or
The Obama administration has directed $110 million in new funding to Baltimore since last year's riots, according to a report to be released today by a White House task force that is winding down as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.
Joseph E. Pipkin, a retired electrical and standards engineer who worked for nearly three decades for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, died Monday from cancer at Lorien Mays Chapel in Timonium. He was 91.
As summer approaches and youth begin to work on the farm, Safe Kids Carroll County Coalition wants to ensure safety by monitoring size, physical strength, training and cognitive ability, as well as age of youth, when deciding farm chores and jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued a Baltimore-area subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings, accusing the car rental company of discriminating against black applicants when selecting people for the management track.
Incidents of on-the-job injuries at specific employers are about to become public for the first time in an online, searchable database, part of a federal push to shed light on and improve worker conditions.
Most investors likely assume their advisers consider their clients' best interests to guide their investments, but that hasn't been required under federal rules for financial professionals. That's about to change. A new rule, unveiled last week by the U.S. Department of Labor after months of revisions, will hold advisers to a stricter standard for retirement advice, minimizing potential conflicts of interests that have led savers into sometimes expensive or complicated investments.
Just in time for Women's History Month, Baltimore lawyer Marlene Trestman — a Goucher College graduate and former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general — presents us with a biography of Bessie Margolin, a pioneering advocate in the Supreme Court of the United States from the dawn of the New Deal to the first term of Richard Nixon.
The Department of Labor is proposing an update to rules governing which white-collar workers are exempt from overtime pay. The proposal would make an additional five million employees eligible, more than doubling the existing salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2015 directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn child and urged states and cities to follow suit. Progress has been slow, but momentum is building.
U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against a Baltimore-based staffing agency for federal contractors, accusing the firm of harassing and discriminating against its Hispanic construction workers.
Mental health advocates and researchers question whether health insurers are meeting state and federal requirements for coverage parity between mental health and medical care. Laws require a patient's access and costs should be no different for those seeking mental health care than for those seeking medical care.
Lawmakers from Maryland and the Obama administration are scrambling to fight a federal court order that has shut down the guest worker program that connects foreigners with crab-picking jobs on the Eastern Shore and other low-paying, seasonal work around the country.
Fourteen months after he took his seat at the head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: As a successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.