Paid sick leave law in effect in Maryland
Maryland's Sick leave law is now in effect after it was delayed since January 1st. The law requires businesses with 15 or more employees to provide up to five days of earned paid sick leave. Providing one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Businesses with fewer than 15 employees get unpaid job protective leave which also applies to part-time workers. Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the measure last year saying it was badly flawed and would hurt small businesses
"Certainly it's going to have an impact I'm sure there's a bottom line impact but hopefully there's also an employee morale benefit and potentially the health and welfare of workers improves and they're not sharing germs around the office and hopefully everybody ultimately benefits from this," said Salisbury Mayor Jake Day.
Day also added that on March 5th the Salisbury City Council will take a look at how the paid sick leave rule is affecting the city of Salisbury and will adopt changes to their personal handbook if needed.