.03 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Applicant" means an individual who applies for Job Service services.

(2) "Complaint" means an allegation made or referred to Job Service of a violation of the federal Job Service regulations or other federal, State, or local employment-related law.

(3) "Department" means the Maryland Department of Labor.

(4) "Employer" means a person or entity that:

(a) Currently has a location within the United States to which U.S. workers and alien workers with valid work permits may be referred for employment;

(b) Proposes to employ a worker; and

(c) Has an employer relationship with respect to employees as indicated by the fact that it hires, pays, fires, supervises, and otherwise controls the work of the employee.

(5) "Job Service" means the Maryland Job Service, a program of the Office of Employment Services within the Department.

(6) "Public employment office" means an office of the Department maintained for the purpose of providing placement and other services of the public employment service system.

(7) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor or the Secretary's designee.