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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Commissioner” means a District Court commissioner appointed in accordance with Article IV, § 41G of the Maryland Constitution.

    (c)    “Court” means the District Court of Maryland.

    (d)    “Employee” means:

        (1)    An individual who is employed by an employer; or

        (2)    A volunteer or an independent contractor who performs services for an employer at the employer’s workplace.

    (e)    (1)    “Employer” means a person engaged in a business, an industry, a profession, a trade, or any other enterprise in the State.

        (2)    “Employer” includes a person that acts directly or indirectly in the interest of another employer with an employee.

    (f)    “Final peace order” means a peace order issued by a judge under § 3–1505 of this subtitle.

    (g)    “Interim peace order” means an order that a commissioner issues under this subtitle pending a hearing by a judge on a petition.

    (h)    “Petitioner” means an individual who files a petition under § 3–1503 of this subtitle.

    (i)    “Residence” includes the yard, grounds, outbuildings, and common areas surrounding the residence.

    (j)    “Respondent” means an individual alleged in a petition to have committed an act specified in § 3–1503(a) of this subtitle against a petitioner or a petitioner’s employee.

    (k)    “Temporary peace order” means a peace order issued by a judge under § 3–1504 of this subtitle.

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