During the 2019 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed new legislation that may affect your business if it has employees or independent contractors in Maryland. Here is what you should know: The Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act – Maryland’s Anti-Discrimination Law – Has Expanded Effective October 1, 2019, the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act […]

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by: Wendy H. Moore 1.  When does the law take effect? Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Although there was legislation proposed that would delay the effective date of the law until July, the House of Delegates did not pass it.  Therefore, the effective date is 30 days after the vote overriding the veto – Sunday, February […]

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The Maryland legislature enacted a new bill that affects all businesses that employ workers in Maryland. On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (“MHWFA” or “the Act”). This new law requires all Maryland employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees. “Safe” leave is leave for […]

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