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Maryland Department of Labor: Direct deposit will be available for unemployment insurance claimants in April

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Tuesday announced that Maryland’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving their benefit payments via direct deposit beginning in April. The transition from Bank of America debit cards to direct deposit comes as a result of a new contract with Wells Fargo. “Maryland’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving their benefit …


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Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through March 31

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that the moratorium on new residential foreclosures has been extended through March 31, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and extended through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on February 28, 2021. …


Maryland extends foreclosure moratorium through February

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Thursday announced the extension of a moratorium on new residential foreclosures through February 28, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and continued through subsequent executive orders, was due to expire on January 31, 2021. “Thank you to the …

Maryland Department of Labor to offer series of virtual recruitment events for temporarily dislocated hospitality employees

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Workforce Development will be holding a series of nine virtual recruitment events to help Marylanders who have been temporarily dislocated from the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recruitments will connect hundreds of unemployed Marylanders with employers looking to fill positions in various industries and locations across the state. “While the …

Maryland Department of Labor begins accepting claims, issuing payments for extended pandemic unemployment insurance programs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Department of Labor had begun accepting claims and issuing payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) unemployment insurance programs extended by the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act. “Just one week after the federal COVID-19 relief package was signed …

Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford targeted in unemployment fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland on Wednesday announced that officials had uncovered an unemployment insurance fraud scheme targeting high-ranking state government officials, including Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson, and several other members of the governor’s cabinet. “We have been more aggressive than any state in going after the rampant fraud that is targeting …

Federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs set to expire in Maryland on December 26

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that according to guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance programs program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will expire in Maryland on December 26. “With these two federal unemployment insurance programs …

Maryland announces settlement with Nationstar Mortgage A.K.A. Mr. Cooper

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that it had concluded a multi-year investigation of one of the nation’s top ten largest mortgage servicing companies, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, which does business as Mr. Cooper. After a nationwide investigation revealed multiple violations of law and procedural deficiencies, Nationstar has cooperated and agreed …