- An employer with 15 or more employees generally must provide an employee with paid earned sick and safe leave at the same wage rate as the employee normally earns.
- An employer with 14 or fewer employees must (at least) provide an employee with unpaid earned sick and safe leave.
- The law does not apply to an employee who regularly works less than 12 hours a week.
- Earned sick and safe leave accrues at a rate of at least 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.
- An employer must allow an employee to use earned sick and safe leave to: care for the employee’s mental or physical illness, injury, or condition; obtain preventative medical care for the employee or employee’s family member; care for a family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or condition; for maternity or paternity leave; or for certain cases related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking committed against the employee or the employee’s family member.
On February 1, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act went into law. Highlights of the law include:
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