COVID-19 & the Maryland Department of Labor’s New Requirement

By May 27, 2020COVID-19

The Maryland Department of Labor now requires employers to provide a notification to associates of the availability of unemployment compensation at the time associates separates from employment. This notification should be provided to any separating associates. Employers can utilize the state’s notification located here.

Contact the Employer Assistance Unit by phone at (410) 767-2412 or by email at with any questions or concerns.


Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at too.

Please reach out to your representative with any questions.


Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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