The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act... One Year Later (A Webinar)

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
03/12/2019
In follow up to our earlier communications about revisiting the MHWFA one year later, Randi Hyatt and Garrett Wozniak have prepared a 35-minute webinar discussing: (1) the current status of the MHWFA; (2) best options for handling discipline and leave abuse issues; and (3) possible legislative changes in the pipeline.  You may watch/listen to the webinar here. We intend to make these recorded webinars a more regular feature.   We welcome any...
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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Update - Prerecorded Webinar Coming Your Way

To mark the one year anniversary of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA), our firm will prepare and post to our website a prerecorded webinar to address where things stand with the MHWFA one year later.  We will share the link on our website so you may listen at your convenience. The webinar will address recurring challenges employers are facing under the law, guidance for compliance, and the prospect of changes to the...
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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 advice and are not to be relied upon by you as such.  The responses provided are based on information...
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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 do the other things required to be compliant with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA). The MHWFA took effect...
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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.  With the MHWFA taking effect today (February 11, 2018), Maryland...
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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, 2018.  We posted earlier today about the DLLR sample employee notice just made available.  We will continue to post as more MHWFA events...
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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: FAQ For Employers

Earlier this year, our firm wrote about Maryland's Healthy Working Families Act, set to take effect February 11, 2018.  We have spent a good part of this past week  advising clients  working to quickly review and revise leave policies to bring them into compliance with the Act.  Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the new sick leave requirements. Do I Have to Offer Paid Sick Leave? Employers...
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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 webinar on the MHWFA from 11:45 am to 1:00 p.m. EST.   Garrett Wozniak, Randi Hyatt, and Eric Paltell will...
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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 begin reviewing and, if necessary, updating (or creating) their paid leave policies in order...
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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 to replace the killed bill when the General Assembly reconvenes in January 2018.  We now have that...
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