Testimony in SUPPORT of HB 1: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Testimony in SUPPORT of HB 1: Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

TO: Chair Davis, and members of the House Economic Matters Committee
FROM: Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, Family League of Baltimore
DATE: February 10, 2017

As the Local Management Board for the City of Baltimore, Family League is charged with improving the well-being of children and families, which includes advocating for policies that benefit them. Access to paid sick leave is a vitally important economic benefit for many working families. HB 1 will require employers to provide a minimum of one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked by the employee, with the option of capping an employee’s leave at 7 days (56 hours) per year, 3 months after their date of hire. The Act would protect small employers and exempt employers already offering equal or more generous earned sick time or paid time off. Click here for the full testimony