NFIB Maryland Joins Business Coalition to Voice Opposition of Paid Leave Bill

Date: January 23, 2017

Today NFIB Maryland joined the Maryland Business Coalition, which represents over 80,000 Maryland businesses, to announce our opposition of the mandatory paid leave bill introduced by members of the House.

The bill mandates that companies with 15 or more employees provide seven days of paid leave a year, while those with fewer than 15 employees are required to provide unpaid days off. Employees 18 or older must work an average of eight hours a week to be eligible for the plan. Penalties for violations of the bill would be more severe than any other workplace regulation enacted in the State. If passed, the bill would make Maryland home to one of the most stringent and onerous paid leave laws in the country.

House Bill 1 also fails to address compliance issues employers would face when complying with Montgomery County’s existing paid leave ordinance, which conflicts with provisions of the bill. “Multiple paid leave laws are wholly unworkable and will create chaos, confusion and inadvertent violations,” said Mike O’Halloran, NFIB Maryland State Director.

Let us know how this mandatory paid leave proposal would impact your small business  CLICK HERE to take our survey.


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