Governor Requests Input on Mandated Paid Leave

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2017 at 3:25pm | Garrett County Economic Development

Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Committee on Paid Leave, established by Executive Order 01.01.2017.08, to collect data from employers and workers throughout Maryland to better understand access to paid leave policies and how this benefit is best met by a fair and flexible statewide leave policy. The committee has developed an online survey tool for businesses and employees to use to solicit feedback. Complete the online questionnaire if you are interested in sharing information and being contacted by the committee.
Over the course of the next six months, the committee will be meeting with employers and workers to collect reliable data as to how a mandated leave policy would specifically impact the Maryland workforce.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) is reaching out for assistance in identifying employers and employees which whom the committee should meet and from whom the committee shoujld hear. The committee's goal is to listen to all concerns and opportunities as it drafts a final report for a common sense policy that meets the needs of employees without being a burden on the men and women who own and operate our small businesses. Given the time-frame the commitee has to complete its work, the committee would appreciate hearing from you to help its members better ascertain both the benefits and complications surrounding the issue of paid leave.