Beginning February 11, 2018 the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act will go into effect. This will pertain to the following:

Covered Employers:

This Bill will affect ALL Maryland businesses that have employees.

Paid or Unpaid?:

  • Employers with 15 or more employees MUST provide paid leave
  • Employers with 14 or fewer employees may provide leave on an unpaid basis


  • Minors
  • Independent Contractors
  • Certain Agriculture, Real Estate, Temporary, Employment Agency, and Construction workers.
  • Employees that work less than 12 hours per week

For more information, please see the House Bill below.


Maryland House Bill 1 2017