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Paid sick leave legislation killed in Senate

Paid sick leave legislation clears a big hurdle with passage in the House, but it is being declared dead on arrival this year in the Senate.

The measure requires employers with at least 15 workers to allow them to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave per year.

The earned paid sick leave bill has never gotten this far.

“Basically, this maybe is the extinction act of the small family restaurant,” said Delegate Susan McComas, R-Harford County.

Earned paid sick leave survived a hard fought battle on the House floor, only to land in limbo in a Senate committee. The chairman believes the legislation needs too much work and not there’s enough time to finish it this session.

Read the full article from WBAL TV.

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