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Session Laws, 1988
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Ch. 621

LAWS OF MARYLAND

Annotated Code of Maryland

(1985 Replacement Volume and 1987 Supplement)

SECTION 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
MARYLAND, That the Laws of Maryland read as follows:

Article 95A - Unemployment Insurance Law

6.

An individual shall be disqualified for benefits:

(b)  For any week in which his unemployment is due to his
having been discharged or suspended as a disciplinary measure for
gross misconduct connected with his work, if so found by the
Executive Director. Such disqualification shall continue until
such individual has become reemployed and has earnings in insured
work equal to at least ten (10) times his weekly benefit amount.

BASE PERIOD CREDITS FOR WAGES PAID BY THE EMPLOYER THAT

DISCHARGED THE INDIVIDUAL FOR GROSS MISCONDUCT SHALL BE CANCELED.
For the purposes of this article, the term "gross misconduct"
shall include conduct of an employee which is (1) a deliberate
and willful disregard of standards of behavior, which his
employer has a right to expect, showing a gross indifference to
the employer's interest, or (2) a series of repeated violations
of employment rules proving that the employee has regularly and
wantonly disregarded his obligations. Misconduct not falling
within this definition shall not be considered gross misconduct.

8.

(c)  Each employer shall pay contributions with respect to
employment during any fiscal year prior to July 1, 1964, as
required by this article prior to July 1, 1964, and each employer
shall pay contributions at the standard rate of 2.7 percent of
wages paid by the employer during the fiscal year beginning July
1, 1964, and during each fiscal year thereafter with respect to
employment occurring after June 30, 1964, through June 30, 1984,
except as otherwise provided in this article. For the fiscal
year beginning July 1, 1984, and during each fiscal year
thereafter, each employer shall pay contributions at the standard
rate of 5.4 percent of wages paid by the employer with respect to
employment occurring after June 30, 1984, except as otherwise
provided in this article.

(10) For the purposes of the experience-rating
provisions of this subsection, in any case where a claim for
benefits is filed, an employer's account shall not be charged
with benefits paid, for the purposes of any computation made for
any fiscal year beginning after the date of separation from
employment, if the claimant: (i) leaves the service of the
employer voluntarily without good cause attributable to his

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