Category: Unemployment

Unemployment Fees in Maryland – The New Rules

Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation has promulgated new regulations within the Code of Maryland Regulation (COMAR) regarding the maximum fees and related procedures for attorneys representing workers in unemployment appeals. Under the new rules, an attorney may charge up to two times the weekly benefit amount of the worker (Claimant), and need not

WaPo Blog: Maryland unemployment paid out to ineligible workers totalling $46 MM

The Washington Post’s Breaking News Blog noted a Washington Examiner article alleging an overpayment of $46 million to partially or completely ineligible workers in fiscal year 2010. Allegedly 5% of all benefit payments were improper according to this report. In my law practice I have noted a significant uptick in calls from workers seeking help