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Employment Standards Service (ESS) - Wage and Hour Information - Division of Labor and Industry

Employment Standards Service (ESS)Welcome to the Division of Labor and Industry’s Employment Standards Service (ESS) page. Our ESS unit handles an array of employment issues, including, but not limited to, enforcement of laws concerning wages and time off. If you are an employee and believe your wages were unfairly withheld or an employer who needs information regarding Maryland employment, we are here to guide you through the steps to ensure your
issue is addressed in a timely manner. Please view the links below for additional information.

Leave Issues - Having problems using your paid sick and safe leave?

I am having problems using my leave under the Healthy Working Families Act:

Wage Issues—Having problems with your pay?

I am having problems collecting my wages, overtime, tips or pay for leave:

Employees and Employers—Important guidelines

What I need to know as an employer or an employee.

I would like more information on discrimination. What can I do?

Note: Employment agencies are no longer required to submit a bond to this Division.

Minor Work Permit

For employment related matters relating to race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, please contact Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) 410-767-8600 or visit their website .

For matters relating to age, disability, equal pay/compensation, genetic information, harassment, national origin, pregnancy and race/color, religion, sex and sexual harassment, you may contact U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at 410-209-2237 or visit their website .

For additional information, contact:
Maryland Department of Labor
Division of Labor and Industry
Employment Standards Service

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 607
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ayuda en Español: Julio Cesar Carrera, 410-767-2180