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§ 8-904. Plant closings

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 9. Eligibility for Benefits (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-904
§ 8-904. Plant closings
Periods not exceeding 10 weeks
(a) When an employer closes its entire plant, business operation, part of its plant, or part of its business operation for inventory, vacation, or another purpose that will cause unemployment for a definite period not exceeding 10 weeks, the Secretary may exempt employees of the employer from the requirement of § 8-903(a)(1)(iii) of this subtitle to actively seek work during that period if the Secretary finds that circumstances and labor market conditions justify the exemption.
Periods not exceeding 26 weeks
(b) Whenever an employer closes its entire plant, business operation, part of its plant, or part of its business operation for a purpose other than inventory or vacation that will cause unemployment for a definite period not exceeding 26 weeks, for the period of the specific shutdown, the Secretary may exempt employees of the employer from the requirement of § 8-903(a)(1)(iii) of this subtitle to actively seek work if:
(1) the employer and affected employees jointly request the exemption;
(2) the employer provides that all affected employees shall return to work for the employer within 26 weeks; and
(3) the Secretary determines that the exemption will promote productivity and economic stability within the State.
Limitations
(c)(1) This subsection does not exempt an individual from meeting the requirements of § 8-902(a) or § 8-903(a)(1)(i) and (ii) of this subtitle to be able to work and otherwise fully available for work.
(2) An exemption under this section may be granted only with respect to a specific plant or business operation closing.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 248, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 249, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 95A, § 4.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 8-904, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 8-904
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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