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Vote Now: Paid Sick Leave Survey!

    January 26, 2017

    Vote Now: Paid Sick Leave Survey

    January 26, 2017

    Paid Sick Leave Bills Return

    The MD SHRM State Council, Inc. opposed these bills the last two (2) years at least. The bills would have required covered employers to offer a specified amount of paid (sick) leave for full and part time employees regularly working at least eight (8) hours per week. The bills provided when leave had to begin to accrue, for whom, for what reasons it may be used, at what rate it must be earned, how much must roll over from year to year, payout at termination, reinstatement upon rehire, and more. 

    The week of January 23rd the Governor submitted a bill that is less burdensome, covers fewer employers and offers tax incentives for others but is still a paid leave mandate just the same.

    The first bill hearing is scheduled for February 9th with more to follow. Please tell us how these bills would impact your workplace to help us shape this public policy and take a position that best reflects your needs. Please CLICK HERE to complete this brief survey as soon as possible.

    Individual responses are anonymous. Until then, we look forward to advancing the HR profession (ATP) in Maryland and serving as your voice in shaping public policy.