Labor Laws

Federal Labor Laws

The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. For a brief description of many of the principal statutes most commonly applicable to businesses and others, please click here.

Maryland Employment Laws

The State of Maryland administers and enforces 24 laws concerning employment issues, including: Wage and Hour, Work Permit for Minors, Employment Agencies, and Farm Labor Contractor Licensing.  To view the Department of Labor Employment Standards information page, please click here.

Employment of Minors (Work Permits)

Employment of Minors Fact Sheet