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Paid sick leave bill gains key approval in House

A bill that would require companies to offer sick leave to workers is advancing in the House of Delegates.

The House Economic Matters Committee voted 13-10 to approve a version of the bill Wednesday afternoon, and it’s scheduled for consideration by the full House starting on Thursday.

The bill would require companies with at least 15 employees to allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave per year — a change from 10 employees in the original bill. Smaller companies would only be required to offer unpaid sick leave.

Read the full article from the Baltimore Sun.

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