This updated Sick and Safe Leave Employee Notice for Maryland that TBM Payroll wanted to share with you comes from the Maryland Department of Labor website.
The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave for certain employees. It also requires that employers who employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees.
Earned sick and safe leave begins to accrue on February 11, 2018, or the date on which an employee begins employment with the employer, whichever is later. An employee accrues earned sick and safe leave at a rate of at least one hour for every 30 hours the employee works; however, an employee is not entitled to earn more than 40 hours of earned sick and safe leave in a year or accrue more than 64 hours of earned sick and safe leave at any time.
An employee is allowed to use earned sick and safe leave under the following conditions:
A family member includes a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.
Employees are permitted to use earned sick and safe leave in increments in certain amounts established by their employer. Employees are required to give notice of the need to use earned sick and safe leave when it is foreseeable. An employer may deny leave in certain circumstances.
To view the full Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Employee Notice, click here.