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Guest Column: A New Mandate to Hit Maryland Employers?

By: Walt Townshend & Christine Walters

Legislation is once again being proposed in Maryland that will significantly impact many employers.  Entitled the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, SB 40, the bill has been introduced in previous sessions of the Maryland General Assembly, and is part of a national wave, as alluded to by President Obama in his State of the Union address, when he asked Congress to “Send me a bill that gives every worker in America the opportunity to earn seven days of paid sick leave.”

Maryland’s proposal would require employers with more than nine employees to:

• provide up to  7 days (56 hours) of paid leave to employees working at least 8 hours per week (1 hour for every 30 hours worked).

Read full article here from Center Maryland

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