Maryland Department of Labor

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Maryland Department of Labor
Agency overview
FormedJuly 1, 1995; 27 years ago (1995-07-01) (as Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation)
Headquarters1100 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. 21201
Agency executives
  • Tiffany P Robinson, Esq., Secretary of Labor
  • David A McGlone, Deputy Secretary
  • Matthew Helminiak, Commissioner of Labor & Industry
  • Antonio Salazar, Esq., Commissioner of Financial Regulation
  • Victoria Wilkins, Commissioner of Occupational and Professional Licensing
  • Emmet C. Davitt, Esq., Commissioner of Racing
  • Dayne Freeman, Assistant Secretary for Unemployment Insurance
  • James Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development & Adult Learning
Child agencies
  • Office of the Deputy Secretary (includes the Board of Appeals and the Lower Appeals Division, among others)
  • Division of Labor and Industry
  • Financial Regulation
  • Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
  • Division of Racing
  • Division of Unemployment Insurance
  • Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning
Websitewww.labor.maryland.gov

The Maryland Department of Labor (formerly known as "DLLR") is a government agency in the U.S. state of Maryland.[1] The state changed the agency's name from "Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation" to "Maryland Department of Labor" in 2019.[2] The department is headquartered at 1100 North Eutaw Street in Baltimore.[3]

The Maryland Department of Labor includes the following divisions:[4]

Offices of the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary

  • Board of Appeals (2nd. level of appeal of unemployment insurance cases)
  • Lower Appeals Division (first level of appeal in unemployment insurance cases)
  • Administration
  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Counsel
  • Fair Practices
  • General Services
  • Information Technology
  • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
  • Policy Development
  • Program Analysis & Audit
  • Small Business Regulatory Assistance

Division of Labor and Industry[edit]

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  • Employment Standards, Wage & Hour
  • Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)[5]
  • Prevailing Wage, Living Wage, Worker Classification Protection
  • Safety Inspection
    • Amusement ride inspection
    • Boiler and pressure vessel safety inspection
    • Elevator safety inspection
    • Railroad safety and health
    • Building Codes Administration

Office of Financial Regulation[edit]

  • Administration
  • Bank Supervision
  • Bank Corporate Activities
  • Enforcement and Complaints
  • Licensing – Nondepository Institutions
  • Mortgage Compliance – Nondepository Institutions
  • Policy – Nondepository Institutions

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing[edit]

  • State Board of Architects
  • State Athletic Commission
  • State Board of Barbers
  • Office of Cemetery Oversight
  • State Board of Cosmetologists
  • State Board of Master Electricians
  • State Board for Professional Engineers
  • State Board of Stationary Engineers
  • State Board of Foresters
  • State Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors
  • Maryland Home Improvement Commission
  • State Board of Certified Interior Designers
  • State Board for Professional Land Surveyors
  • State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
  • State Board of Pilots
  • State Board of Plumbing
  • State Board of Public Accountancy
  • State Real Estate Commission
  • State Commission of Real Estate Appraisers and Home Inspectors
  • State Board of Individual Tax Preparers
  • Licensure of secondhand precious metal object dealers and pawnbrokers
  • Licensure of sports agents

Division of Racing[edit]

Division of Unemployment Insurance[edit]

[Note 1]

  • Benefits and Special Programs Section
  • Contributions
  • Policy and Planning Unit

Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning[edit]

  • Workforce Development is responsible for overseeing the State’s workforce programs. Working in partnership with Local Workforce Investment Areas, services include matching job seekers with employers, providing training opportunities and reporting on the needs and demands of the labor market.
  • Adult Education and Literacy Services, which also includes Correctional Education provides resources to support adult instructional services and GED testing for individuals who are at least 16 years old and not enrolled in school. Programs are offered in all Maryland jurisdictions and provide classes for English language learners and adults who are interested in improving basic skills in reading, writing, and math, or who want to earn a high school diploma through the GED tests or the Maryland National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Successful completers of both GED and NEDP programs earn a Maryland High School Diploma. In addition, the Adult Education, Adult Correctional Education and GED testing programs from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are now under Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

Past and current DLLR Secretaries[edit]

  • Frederick L. Dewberry, Secretary of Licensing and Regulation, 1984–86
  • William A. Fogle, Jr., Secretary of Licensing and Regulation, 1987–94
  • Frank W. Stegman, Secretary of Licensing and Regulation, 1995
  • Eugene A. Conti, Jr., Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 1995–98
  • John P. O'Connor, Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 1999–2003
  • James D. Fielder, Jr., Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2003–07
  • Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2007–2009
  • Alexander M. Sanchez, Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, 2009–12
  • Scott R. Jensen, Interim Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, 2012
  • Leonard J. Howie III, Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, 2012–2015
  • Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, 2015–2019
  • James Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2015–2019; Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Jan. 2019–June 2019; Acting Secretary of Labor, July 2019; Assistant Secretary of Labor, Aug. 2019–present.
  • Tiffany P. Robinson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, 2019–present.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Maryland Department of Labor". Maryland Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Maryland General Assembly. "Chapter 91: AN ACT concerning Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation – Renaming" (PDF). 2019 Laws of Maryland.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Maryland Department of Labor". Maryland Department of Labor. Retrieved March 23, 2009.
  4. ^ "Labor, Maryland Department of - Agencies". Maryland Manual Online. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  5. ^ "Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) – Division of Labor and Industry". Maryland Department of Labor. May 22, 2013. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "About the Secretary - About the Maryland Department of Labor". Maryland Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: Appeals are handled in the Lower Appeals Division and the Board of Appeals, under the Office of the Deputy Secretary, not in the Division of Unemployment Insurance which makes the initial decision on unemployment benefit claims

External links[edit]