Maryland’s New Healthy Working Families Act effective February 11, 2018



After significant discussion within the state, Maryland has moved forward with the 2018 Healthy Working Families Act.  The act went into effect on February 11, 2018.

Employers with 15 or more employees who do not offer at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, must comply with the law and begin accruing and offering time to workers.  For businesses that already offer this level of sick leave or greater, no additional action needs to be taken.  Employers with less than 15 employees must allow unpaid sick and safe leave.

The maximum an employee may accrue in a year is 40 hours.

Companies should begin accruing time for employees effective February 11,. 2018.  Employees must be provided notification of the law and their rights as provided the the act.  A new labor poster has been prepared to meet all notification requirements of the state.

At The Labor Law Center we continually monitor local, state and federal posting requirements and will make them available as soon as they are released .  The All-In-One Maryland Labor Law Poster is now available with all of the latest updates, including the Pregnancy Accommodation notice.

The Labor Law Center also offers a worry-free service to our customers through our Poster Service Plan with automatic replacements.  What this means is that we monitor the state and federal postings and automatically send you updates when they are released.  It is that simple!

We also offer clients our popular Education Center.  If you are new to labor law compliance or just wanting to keep up with the latest news and changes as they come out, this is the place to bookmark and visit regularly.

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