Learn what you need to do to be in compliance with Maryland's new
Safe & Sick Leave Law
Effective February 11, 2018, all Maryland employers are covered by the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. This new law requires Maryland employers to provide as much as 64 hours earned sick and safe leave to employees. For employers with 15 or more employees, Earned Safe & Sick Leave must be paid. MHWFA has strict notice requirements, and all employers are expected to be in compliance with these new obligations.
Maryland employers must take immediate steps to comply with MHWFA, including reviewing and, where necessary, revising PTO/sick leave policies to reflect the nuanced requirements of the important new law. Employers must also comply with MHWFA's notice requirements, which include providing a general overview of the law to employees, as well as issuing periodic individualized notices to employees regarding the amount of ESS available to them.
Doug Desmarais of Smith & Downey, P.A. is partnering with the Caroline Chamber to provide a workshop on the new law. Doug has been practicing labor and employment law for thirty years, and is a regular speaker on laws and regulations.
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