Unemployment Compensation Eligibility During Closure

On April 18, 2017, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (S.B. 17) authorizing the Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to exempt an employee from being required to actively seek work to be eligible for unemployment benefits when his or her employer closes its entire plant or business operations (in part or entirely) for inventory, vacation, or another purpose, thus causing the employee to be unemployed for up to a maximum of 10 weeks.

The law is effective October 1, 2017.

Read MD S.B. 17