NFIB Member Kevin Daly, the president and CEO of Turbo Hall, recently spoke with the Baltimore Sun
NFIB members across Maryland are expressing their opposition to mandated paid leave. The Maryland General Assembly is currently considering legislation that would require 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.
Many small businesses like TurboHaul offer flexibility for their employees. As the Baltimore Sun reported, Daly said the company has a flexible leave policy for both personal issues and sick time, with no requirement for a doctor’s note. “We work with employees in both cases, with no threat to their job,” he said. “We have found that when we are liberal with giving days off, we have few difficulties with employees abusing the privilege, or getting sick often.”
NFIB Maryland recently joined the Maryland Business Coalition, which represents over 80,000 Maryland businesses, at a press conference to announce our opposition of the mandatory paid leave bill. You can watch video footage of the event here.
NFIB members will also join State Director, Mike O’Halloran Thursday in Annapolis to testify against the bill.
There are many ways you can get involved:
Thank you to Kevin Daly and all of our members who have taken action!