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January HR Tip

VOLUME 7 | JANUARY 2018

  

 Maryland Sick Leave Act Will Be Law in Maryland in 30 Days

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On January 12, 2018, the Maryland Senate voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the General Assembly’s paid leave bill from last year’s legislative session. As such, the paid leave bill (formally known as the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act) will be become law in Maryland in 30 days.

 
The law requires employers with over 14 employees to provide paid sick and safe leave.  
 
In order to get ready for implementation of this legislation employers should act immediately to avoid costly compliance issues.
 
  1. Employers should compare their existing paid leave policies, if any, to the requirements of the Act. The general requirements of the Act may be found HERE.
  2. Employers should ensure their time keeping systems have the capability of tracking the accrual of paid leave.
  3. Employers should ensure that existing leave policies allow for the use of paid leave in all the situations contemplated by the Act.
  4. Employers who do not currently have an existing paid leave policy should develop one by the implementation deadline. 
 

Read Full Article on Paid Sick Leave Legislation

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