MD Healthy Working Families Act - Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated on Feb 26, 2018 at 12:22pm | Garrett County Economic Development
On February 11, 2018, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act went into effect.
The document is being provided to assist employers with compliance as well as facilitating a discussion with employees regarding their rights under the law. Responses are preliminary and subject to change. Please note that the department cannot provide legal advice regarding specific employer leave policies or employee exemptions under the law. These FAQs are for informational purposes and are intended to provide general guidance to the employers and employees about the requirements of the law.
The department encourages stakeholder input on these FAQs. Final guidance documents will be released based on feedback our office receives as well as changes to the law during the General Assembly session.
Finally, the department continues to develop sample policies that will be available on the department’s website in the near future.
Governor Larry Hogan issued Executive Order 01.01.2018.04
creating the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance to assist small businesses in complying with House Bill 1 (HB1).