By JOTF on 4/24/2015
Melissa Broome is being honored as a Working Family Champion of Change.
By JOTF on 2/1/2013

Legislation filed this week would create a standard to assure that workers in our state could earn up to seven days of paid sick time each year.

 

The Earned Sick and Safe Time Act, cross-filed by Sen. Robert J. Garagiola (D-Montgomery) and Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr. (D-Baltimore County), would enable workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

 

More than 700,000 people in Maryland cannot earn paid sick days from their employers. Many of these employees are low-wage workers who already face significant financial hurdles and worry that taking a day off work could mean they are unable to feed their children or pay their rent.

 

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