Maryland Chamber of Commerce
The leading voice for business in Maryland


The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is a statewide coalition of 800 small, medium, and large-size businesses who employ 440,000 people across the state. The Maryland Chamber represents the interests of its members in Annapolis to advocate state public policy and regulatory issues that have an impact on its members’ bottom line. Our mission statement is to support our members and advance the State of Maryland as a national and global competitive leader in economic growth and private sector job creation through its effective advocacy, high level networking and timely communications.


The Maryland Chamber has again partnered with Shawe Rosenthal, LLP and American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC to assist Maryland employers to act in accordance with Maryland’s state employment laws. This manual was developed by employment law experts and will assist you in accessing answers to key questions you may have on a day-to-day basis. The quick reference guide will help you quickly find pertinent information on a number of subjects including:


  • Child labor laws
  • Discrimination
  • Employment-at-will
  • Employee screening
  • Labor relations
  • Parental leave
  • Recordkeeping
  • Wages and hours
  • Workplace health and safety

This handbook is just one of many resources Maryland employers can access when they need advice on business compliance. Other subject guides available in the law library include: wages and hours, employment discrimination, ADA, independent contractors, unemployment insurance, and environmental compliance. For further information, contact 866-439-2227.


As the “voice of business,” the Maryland Chamber of Commerce works throughout the year to help its members grow and prosper. If you would like to know more about the Chamber and how the strength of its grassroots network can help your business, please contact the Chamber at www.mdchamber.org or by calling 410-269-0642 or 301-261-2858. The Chamber welcomes your input and contribution as an important voice in Maryland’s business community.

Fiona W. Ong

    Fiona W. Ong defends employers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation, both in court and before federal and state agencies. She prepares employee handbooks and personnel policies.  She assists government contractors in complying with affirmative action obligations.  She also provides advice to managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on harassment, reasonable accommodations, and other issues for both supervisors and employees.

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