On January 30, 2020, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of legislation (H.B. 994) resulting in the state’s ban-the-box law being enacted. Under the law, employers with 15 or more full-time employees are prohibited from requiring a job applicant to disclose information regarding their criminal record before their first in-person interview, unless:
Employers may require an applicant to disclose whether they have a criminal record or had criminal accusations brought against them during the first in-person interview.
The law is effective February 29, 2020.
Read MD H.B. 994