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§ 3-505. Payment on termination of employment

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: April 24, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 3. Employment Standards and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Wage Payment and Collection (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 24, 2008
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-505
§ 3-505. Payment on termination of employment
Payment of wages due
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each employer shall pay an employee or the authorized representative of an employee all wages due for work that the employee performed before the termination of employment, on or before the day on which the employee would have been paid the wages if the employment had not been terminated.
Accrued leave
(b) An employer is not required to pay accrued leave to an employee if:
(1) the employer has a written policy that limits the compensation of accrued leave to employees;
(2) the employer notified the employee of the employer's leave benefits in accordance with § 3-504(a)(1) of this subtitle; and
(3) the employee is not entitled to payment for accrued leave at termination under the terms of the employer's written policy.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 220, § 1, eff. April 24, 2008.
Formerly Art. 100, § 94.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2008 Legislation
Acts 2008, c. 220, § 1, rewrote the section, which had read:
“Each employer shall pay an employee or the authorized representative of an employee all wages due for work that the employee performed before the termination of employment, on or before the day on which the employee would have been paid the wages if the employment had not been terminated.”
Acts 2008, c. 220, §§ 2, 3 provide:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That, for an employee whose employment terminated on or after November 1, 2007, and before the effective date of this Act, if the employer of the employee had a written policy regarding the payment of accrued leave and, before termination of the employee's employment, communicated that policy to the employee, the employer is required to pay accrued leave to the employee only if the employee is entitled to the payment under the terms of the employer's written policy.
“SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act may not be applied to any case for which a final judgment has been rendered and for which all judicial appeals have been exhausted prior to the effective date of this Act.’’
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-505, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 3-505
Current through Chapters 1 to 11 from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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