Mandatory Paid Leave Compliance-Professional Development Seminar - OC Expo
Learn what you need to do to be in compliance with the new Mandatory Paid Leave Law (HB1) recently passed by the MD General Assembly
Douglas W. Desmarais
Smith & Downey, P.A.
On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan’s veto of 2017’s mandatory paid leave law, House Bill 1. Therefore, Maryland employers are now required to provide paid leave to employees. As of now, per state legislative guidelines, this law will take effect on February 11, 2018, though the Maryland Chamber plans to request an extension.
What Should Maryland Employers Do?
Maryland employers should plan to review any existing sick leave or PTO policies to ensure that they comply with the very technical requirements of this new law. Or if an employer does not yet provide such leave, it should develop the appropriate sick leave policies and procedures in advance of the law’s effective date.
Although the DLLR will be issuing regulations and model documents to assist employers in complying with the law, it is unclear if these will be released prior to the current effective date of February 11, 2018.
This team of employment law attorneys will help you navigate these new requirements and insure that you are in compliance!