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February 2, 2018 Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Webinar Question and Answer Summary

Below is a summary of the questions asked during the February 2, 2018 MHWFA Webinar.  Not every question raised during the Webinar was answered because some require more information or context to properly respond.  Further, many of the questions were covered directly in the slides and the presentation. The answers below do not constitute legal […]

Maryland’s Sick and Safe Leave Law – When Bad Legislation Is Good Enough

This is not a political blog.  This is not really a political subject.  Or shouldn’t be.  At least not with respect to the question of whether Maryland’s new paid sick and safe leave law should have been delayed for some reasonable amount of time so that employers could modify existing policies, create new policies, and […]

The Link Is Here For The February 2, 2018 Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Webinar

On February 2, 2018, we hosted a complimentary webinar discussing and explaining the obligations of the MHWFA, as best we could decipher as of that date.  You may view and listen to the Webinar by clicking here. We are continuing to monitor all updates on the MHWFA, which did go into effect today, February 11, […]

Maryland DLLR Issues Sample Notice For Earned Sick And Safe Leave

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has issued a sample employee notice employers may use to comply with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act’s (MHWFA) notice posting Requirement. The notice summarizes the MHWFA’s accrual, leave usage, reporting, prohibited conduct, and complaint filing provisions as required by the sick and safe leave law.  […]

Register Now For Our Complimentary Webinar On Maryland’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

As you likely have heard, mandatory (paid) sick and safe leave is now a reality in Maryland.  The “Healthy Working Families Act” (“MHWFA”), which is set to become effective February 11, 2018, creates a number of new obligations for Maryland employers. On Friday, February 2, 2018, Kollman & Saucier, P.A., will conduct a free 75-minute […]

Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act To Become Law February 11th

On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act (House Bill 1 in 2017’s General Assembly).  As a result of the legislature’s action, the Healthy Working Families Act (the “Act”) will go into effect on February 11, 2018.  In preparation, Maryland employers should […]

Governor Hogan Offers “The Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018” – Now What?

Six months ago, we reported that the alleged veto-proof Healthy Working Families Act (HWFA) was vetoed by Governor Hogan.  At that time, Governor Hogan called the bill “deeply flawed” and “job-killing.”  He then created a task force to study paid sick leave plans and submit a report so that his administration could submit emergency legislation […]

Maryland General Assembly Passes Veto-Proof Sick Leave Legislation

The Maryland General Assembly this week passed the Healthy Working Families Act, which all but guarantees that come 2018, employees in Maryland will be entitled to sick leave. The bill was passed with veto-proof margins in both the Senate (29-18) and the House of Delegates (87-53), which means the General Assembly can override Governor Hogan’s […]