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K & S Model Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) Notice

As explained this past Sunday, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has issued its own sample employee notice that employers may use to comply with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act’s (MHWFA) notice posting requirement.  That said, the DLLR model notice is optional; employers are free to provide a similar notice as […]

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.  […]

Yet Another Example of the Importance of Documenting Performance Issues

A case decided this past week in the United State District Court for the District of Maryland highlights the importance of documenting an employee’s (non-discriminatory) performance issues at the time they occur. Ward v. Columbia Bank, No. CCBC-16-3606 (D. Md. 2/2/18).  Plaintiff Ward began working for Columbia Bank in 1999, and was promoted to branch […]