09.32.02.08

.08 Claims during Labor Dispute.

A. Notice by Employer.

(1) Immediately upon notice by the union of its intent to strike or the beginning of a labor dispute, the employer shall notify the Secretary of the existence of this dispute.

(2) Within 48 hours after the beginning of the dispute, the employer shall file with the Secretary a list stating the:

(a) Name, title, email address, telephone number, and address of the employer's representative;

(b) Name, title, email address, telephone number, and address of the union's representative;

(c) Last day of work of the employees who are not working as a result of the alleged labor dispute;

(d) Names and Social Security numbers of the employees who are participating in the dispute in Social Security number or alphabetical sequence; and

(e) Names and Social Security numbers of employees, in numerical or alphabetical order, who are not participating in the dispute but who are laid off by the employer as a result of the dispute.

(3) The list in §A(2) of this regulation shall substitute for individual separation notices for the listed employees.

(4) When the dispute is over or the employees have returned to work, the employer shall so advise the Secretary.

B. Filing Claims.

(1) A claim of a claimant who is not working as a result of an alleged labor dispute is effective the first day of the week in which the claimant reports under the same terms and conditions as set forth for initial and reopened claims in Regulation .03 of this chapter.

(2) Claims made under this regulation shall be filed as instructed by the Secretary.

C. Claims Determination — Qualification. Qualification for benefits for claimants not working as a result of an alleged labor dispute shall be determined pursuant to COMAR 09.32.06.06.

D. Claims Determination — Eligibility. Eligibility for benefits for claimants not working as a result of an alleged labor dispute shall be determined using the same criteria as used in determining eligibility for benefits for any other claimant.