On Jan. 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of paid sick and safe leave legislation. As a result, the Health Working Families Act (Act) will require:
- Employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave to employees; and
- Employers with fewer than 15 employees to provide unpaid sick and safe leave.
Under state law, legislation is effective 30 days after the vote to override a veto. Thus, the Act is scheduled to take effect on Feb. 11, 2018. However, the state legislature has introduced a bill that would delay implementation of the Act.
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