EFFICIENT We effectively staff each case to optimize results.

Photo of Professionals at Pines Bach LLP

EFFICIENT We effectively staff each case to optimize results.

Maryland Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Maryland, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Maryland

Discrimination/Harassment – State and Local Agencies

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights William Donald Schaefer Towers 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 767-8600 Toll-Free: (800) 637-6247 TTY: (410) 333-1737 Fax: (410) 333-1841 Web Address: http://mccr.maryland.gov/

Howard County Office of Human Rights 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, 2nd Floor Columbia, MD 21046 Phone: (410) 313-6430 Fax: (410) 313-6468

Montgomery County Human Relations Commission 110 North Washington Street, Suite 200 Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: (240) 777-8450 Fax: (240) 777-8460

Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission (HRC) 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Suite L-105 Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Phone: (301) 883-6170 Fax: (301) 780-8244 Web Address: http://www.co.pg.md.us/Government/BoardsCommissions/human_relations.asp

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Baltimore District Office City Crescent Building 10 South Howard Street. 3rd Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 962-3932 TTY: (410) 962-6065

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry Maryland Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH) 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 613 Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 767-2189 Fax: (410) 767-2003 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Address: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh.html

Agency Description/Mission: Since 1971, the Division of Labor and Industry has been the agency responsible for Maryland’s Occupational Safety and Health Plan. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health program, known as MOSH, is the state’s OSHA program. The overall mission of MOSH is to assure, as far as possible, every working man and woman in the State of Maryland, safe and healthful working conditions; and, to assure, in so far as practicable, that no employee will suffer diminished health, functional capacity, or life expectancy as a result of his or her work experience.

MOSH Frequently Asked Questions Workers’ Complaint Information Page

3. Unemployment Insurance

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Division of Unemployment Insurance 1100 North Eutaw Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone (Claimant Information Service): (410) 949-0022 (Baltimore area/out of state) TTY (Claimant Information Service): (410) 767-2727 (Baltimore area/out of state) Toll-Free (Claimant Information Service): (800) 827-4839 (rest of Maryland) TTY (Claimant Information Service): (800) 827-4400 (rest of Maryland) E-Mail: [email protected] Web Address: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

Agency Description/Mission: Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing and able to work, and actively seeking work. Unlike some other government assistance programs, unemployment insurance is just that – insurance. No deduction is made or has been taken from a worker’s paycheck to pay unemployment insurance benefits. The entire amount is paid for by the employers covered by the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Law.

Claimant Most Frequently Asked Questions File An Internet Claim for UI Benefits Claim Center Telephone Numbers

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Maryland Division of Labor and Industry Employment Standards Service 1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 607 Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 767-2357 Fax: (410) 333-7303 E-Mail: [email protected] Web Address: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/emps.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Employment Standards Service investigates complaints from workers who worked in the State of Maryland and believe that they are due unpaid wages from their employer for services performed. The Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law requires every employer to pay workers all of their wages as promised. An employer must establish a regular payday and pay employees at least twice a month.

The Maryland Guide to Wage Payment & Employment Standards Wage & Hour Fact Sheet New Federal Minimum Wage Standards: Where Does Maryland Stand?

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ESA Wage & Hour Division Baltimore District Office Room 207 Appraisers Stores Building 103 South Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21202-4061 Phone: (410) 962-2240 Fax: (410) 962-9512

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission 10 East Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21202-1641 Phone: (410) 864-5100 Toll-Free (outside Metro Baltimore): (800) 492-0479 TDD: (800) 735-2258 or 711 Maryland Relay E-Mail: [email protected] Web Address: http://www.wcc.state.md.us/

Agency Description/Mission: The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provision of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law on behalf of its customers, the injured worker and their employer, by providing an effective and efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims.

Questions & Answers for Employees Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law: Background and Frequently Asked Questions Instructions for Completing the Employee Claim Forms