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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Maryland Sick Leave Bill Has Died, For Now

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
06/02/2017
We reported two months ago here that Maryland's General Assembly had passed veto-proof sick leave legislation, the Healthy Working Families Act, which would have guaranteed sick leave to most employees working in Maryland. Governor Hogan, however, vetoed that bill calling the bill "deeply flawed" and "job-killing."  That done, Governor Hogan made clear he favors a viable compromise with the General Assembly before January 2018, when the legislation...
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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 anticipated veto when it reconvenes next year.  Below is a summary of the bill which would take effect...
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Maryland Legislative Update - The Healthy Working Families Act

Lawmakers in Maryland have attempted to pass a paid sick leave bill for a number of years.  With the General Assembly reconvening on Wednesday, the effort is being renewed this year.  Thus far, legislators have introduced House Bill 1 and House Bill 65 -- both are versions of the Healthy Working Families Act, which was introduced last session as House Bill 580.  Governor Hogan has said that he will introduce paid sick leave legislation of his...
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The Most Generous Paid Leave Act Is Pending Before The District of Columbia Council

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
10/14/2015
Last week, Eric Paltell posted on this very same legislation.  I promise I do read the posts on our own blog, but clearly "forgot" for a minute when I posted this entry yesterday.  While there is some duplication, our presentations come from a different angle.  So I leave this up for your reading pleasure, openly acknowledging the "already done that" aspect of the base topic. The D.C. Council has pending before it one of the most generous paid...
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