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Take a minute to thank Gov. Hogan for his support!

    June 5, 2017


    On May 25th, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed HR 01, the "Healthy Working Families Act." The final draft of the legislation proposed to require Maryland employers with 15 or more employees to provide all employees regularly working at least twelve (12) hours per week a minimum 40 hours of paid sick leave per year, which if not front-end loaded must accrue at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. Employers with fewer than 15 employees would be required to provide the same amount of leave but unpaid. The legislation would have mandated other aspects of when and how the leave would have to be administered.

    In a Maryland SHRM survey conducted in early 2017, nearly 86% of survey respondents opposed this bill. As a result of these findings, we testified in opposition to this bill before both House and Senate committees. SHRM members in Maryland sent letters, previously provided at this site, urging the Governor to veto the bill. 

    Please take a moment TODAY and thank Governor Hogan for hearing YOUR voice, the HR voice and the Business voices in Maryland. We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with and engage in civil discourse with all who have a vested interest in this important public policy to shape legislation that will provide for workplace flexibility, work/life integration and balance employers' and employees' needs and interests.   

    Here is How to Send Your Thanks:

    1. Send an email to Governor Hogan through SHRM's HR Policy Action Center;

    - Visit MD SHRM/SHRM's call to action HERE.
    - Fill out your contact information (be sure to enter your HOME mailing address).
    Personalize the template email language to include your message.
    - Click "submit."

    2. Place a call to Governor Hogan to thank him for his veto of this workplace mandate.

    Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.