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Mandatory Sick Leave for Maryland Employees

Effective on February 11, 2018, all Maryland employers must comply with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. Employers who employ 15 or more employees in Maryland must provide paid leave; employers with 14 or fewer employees in the state are required to provide unpaid leave. Only employees whose primary work location is in Maryland are entitled to receive the benefit under this new law, regardless of whether the employer is based in Maryland or not. Here are some highlights of the law: Leave accrues at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours that an employee works. Leave may. Read More.

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Paid Sick Leave Now Required for Federal Contractors

Effective November 29, 2016, the Department of Labor has issued regulations to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015. The Executive Order requires certain parties that contract with the Federal government to provide their employees with up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave annually. The use of paid sick leave cannot be made contingent on the requesting employee finding a replacement to cover any work time to be missed, nor can an employer require employees to use their leave in a minimum increment greater than. Read More.

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