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§ 8-507. Representation in proceedings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 8. Unemployment Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Lower Appeals Division of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-507
§ 8-507. Representation in proceedings
Claimants
(a) In a proceeding before a hearing examiner, a claimant may be represented by a lawyer or another agent authorized by the claimant.
Lawyer compensation
(b) A lawyer representing a claimant may charge and accept compensation in an amount not greater than that approved by the chief hearing examiner.
Agent compensation
(c) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an agent may not charge or accept compensation for representing a claimant in a proceeding before a hearing examiner.
Employers
(d) In a proceeding before a hearing examiner, an employer may appear pro se or be represented by a lawyer or another agent authorized by the employer.
Solicitation of business
(e) A person may not solicit, for that person or another person, the business of appearing on behalf of a claimant in a proceeding before a hearing examiner.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 660, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 251, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2017 Legislation
Acts 2017, c. 251, § 1, in (b), inserted “representing a claimant” following “A lawyer”.
Acts 2017, c. 251, § 2, provides:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That this Act shall be construed to apply only prospectively and may not be applied or interpreted to have any effect on or application to any determinations made by the Secretary under Title 8, Subtitle 6 of the Labor and Employment Article before the effective date of this Act.”
Prior Laws
Labor and Employment § 8-507, added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, related to referral of claims to the Board of Appeals, renumbered as Labor and Employment § 8-5A-08 by Acts 2008, c. 660, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-507, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 8-507
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2020, from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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