More and more bills are being passed mandating paid sick and family leave, which leaves many states considering the same outcome.
The Maryland Flexible Leave Act (MFLA) officially went into effect on October 1.
This bill doesn’t require companies to provide paid time off for illness, but if they already provide this, they now have to allow employees to use that time to care for an immediate family member’s illness.
This is different from the FMLA, since the illness doesn’t have to be serious.
This new law only applies to employers with 15 or more employees working in the state of Maryland. If you are one of these employers, you should review your policies and make sure your company allows Paid Time Off for the care of family members.
As always take care,
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