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This site is a commitment to the public to ensure that Maryland citizens receive professional and ethical funeral care. We hope you will find information and resources that are helpful to you, whether you’re a funeral service professional, mortuary science student, or consumer. The Association welcomes comments and questions from the public, members, and those seeking affiliation with the Association.

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The US Department of Labor recently announced a new overtime rule directed at so-called white collar workers who, because of their job position and supervisory responsibilities, are exempt from overtime pay if they currently make more than $23,660 a year.  This threshold salary amount has been raised to $47,476 a year and goes into effect on December 1, 2016.

In prior statements, the US Department of Labor has stated that this revision is directed at employers with employees who work long hours, without overtime, who also may not be correctly designated as an exempt employee under the present law.  There have also been allegations of fraud, as to employee classifications and duties, to avoid otherwise payable overtime.  According to the US Department of Labor, this situation existed, as an example, in the fast food industry where so-called “managers,” sometimes with little management authority, worked long hours without overtime. (read more…)

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MSFDA Regional Map Our members are licensed funeral directors. To locate one of our member firms, please click on the Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home link noted above or the map on the left.


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