Proposed legislation includes allowing employees with state discrimination claims to pursue those claims in state court. This is significant because Maryland anti-discrimination law protects sexual orientation discrimination. The current procedure does not permit anything more than administrative review, therefore eliminating recovery of compensatory damages.


Proposed legislation would increase the minimum wage to $6.50 and tie future increases to inflation.


Proposed legislation that would add wage discrimination to its anti-discrimination laws and make wage discrimination a misdemeanor and subject repeat violators to fines up to $50,000.