Larry Hogan on Families & Children
Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act
For the last few years, there has been a great deal of discussion and debate in these chambers around the issue of sick leave in Maryland. Employees without this benefit are sometimes faced with hard choices about their health and welfare,
like whether to risk showing up to work sick or not receiving a paycheck. Let's strike a compromise, considering the needs of Maryland employees while not hurting our small business job creators.
Let's work together to pass the
Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act of 2017, which requires larger companies to provide paid sick leave and encourages small businesses to offer paid sick leave by giving them tax incentives to offset the costs of providing those additional benefits.
In this way, we can provide even more employees the benefit without hurting the small business owners and without causing the loss of jobs.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Maryland Legislature
, Feb 1, 2017
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