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Maryland SHRM Members: Urge "Sustain the Veto" Vote Against State Paid Leave Mandate

    January 11, 2018

    Maryland’s “Healthy Working Families Act” (HB 01), requires Maryland employers with 15 or more employees to provide all employees, including temporary and part-time employees working as few as 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 bill passed, but the Governor vetoed it. We expect a call for a vote to sustain or override the Governor’s veto very earlier in this session. MD SHRM members will be in Annapolis the first day of session, Wednesday, January 10th, addressing this and other anticipated employment related legislation with our state senators and delegates. 

    Based on your feedback MD SHRM has opposed the bill as did nearly 88% of our survey respondents. We support workplace flexibility. We support paid leave. We do not support legislation that mandates how much, when, for whom, and how such leave must be administered.  This is not the bill that is supportive of the HR profession.

    Please join us virtually and urge your state legislators to vote to “Sustain the Veto.”

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