Maryland has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 828) that will delay implementation of a law that will provide job protection and wage-replacement benefits to employees who need time off from work for certain family and medical reasons.
By way of background, Maryland enacted legislation, Senate Bill 275, in 2022. Under the law, employees will be entitled to job protection and wage-replacement benefits if they need time off from work for certain family and medical reasons. The wage-replacement benefits will be funded by a payroll tax paid by covered employees and employers with 15 or more employees.
Senate Bill 828 makes changes to the timeline for implementing the program and amends and clarifies other aspects of the law.
To view the bill visit https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2023RS/bills/sb/sb0828e.pdf
Recommended Next Steps:
- Review leave policies and update if necessary.
- Watch for the sample notice that must be provided to employees.
- Once published, provide the sample notice to new hires and existing employees.
- Prepare to begin making contributions on October 1, 2024.
- Train supervisors on how to handle leave requests.
- Begin providing leave for the covered reasons by January 1, 2026.
Source: ADP, Inc. and its affiliates.