Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is the state labor department that handles labor law related issues in Maryland. They are the first point of contact for Maryland employers and employees' labor law questions. Issues that are outside of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's scope will be referred to the local office of the Federal Department of Labor. You can contact the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation via these channels:
500 N. Calvert Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: (410) 333-0853
Federal Department of Labor Offices in Maryland
There are two branch offices of the Federal Department of Labor located in Maryland. You can contact any of these offices for assistance with Federal labor law related matters, including filing a complaint, requesting labor law posters, claiming unpaid overtime, and more.
US Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
2 Hopkins Plaza, Room 601
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-6211
Contact: Mark Lara, District Director
US Dept. of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
6525 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: (301) 436-6767
Contact: Bruce Dory, Asst. District Director
How can the Federal DOL and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Help Me?
Both the Federal and State labor departments are here to help employees protect their rights under labor law, and help employers understand and maintain complaince with regulations.
If you are an employee and believe that your employer is violating labor law - for example, paying you less than the Maryland minimum wage or violating overtime pay laws - call your nearest Department of Labor office and they will be able to advise you of your rights and help you recover any owed wages.
Keep in mind that federal law prevents your employer from retaliating against you in any way for talking to the Department of Labor about potential labor law violations. In addition to the Maryland state contacts listed on this page, you can call the Federal DOL's national hotline from 8am to 5pm with questions at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).