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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: Impact On PTO Policies, Accruals, And Leave Banks

Webinar: ID# 1030916
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The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act took effect on February 11, are you in compliance?

Despite a newly released FAQ document from the Maryland DLLR, most affected employers still have questions about which employees are covered and when they qualify for paid leave.

Join us for an all-new webinar with Maryland attorney and the Editor of the Maryland Employment Law Letter Kevin McCormick, who will explain the practical implications the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act has on your workplace.

You’ll learn:
  • When leave is permissible due to an employee’s or family member’s situation
  • Your notice requirements under the Act
  • Which employers are subject to the Act and which of their employees are entitled to paid leave—and which aren’t, due to specific exclusions
  • How much paid leave time covered employees are entitled to
  • What the “safe” aspect of Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act means, and the medical, mental health, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault considerations employers need to know about
  • How to satisfy your obligations to provide covered employees with information about their safe/sick leave balance
  • Special considerations for employers operating in Montgomery County and why those in Prince George’s have fared better in terms of their compliance obligations
  • The two ways the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is now being applied—including accrual rates for safe/sick leave and “rollover” considerations
  • Whether you can “front-load” the full 40 hours of leave at the start of the calendar year
  • Notice employees must provide if they want to exercise their right to take this type of leave
  • Best practices for calculating accrual and pay rates
  • What happens if an employee with unused sick leave quits or gets fired
  • How this Act impacts existing vacation and/or paid time off policies
  • The penalties your organization could face for non-compliance
  • And more!About Your Presenter:

    Kevin C. McCormick, Esq.
    Partner
    Whiteford Taylor & Preston

    Kevin McCormick, chair of the Labor and Employment Section with the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, provides advice and counsel to public and private employers on all phases of the employment relationship to ensure compliance with applicable laws, avoid costly litigation, and, when necessary, successfully defend against individual and governmental challenges to policies and procedures.

    His practice areas include EEO/Discrimination claim representation, employment claim prevention strategies, employment torts, executive compensation, government sector employment, Human Resource management advice, labor relations, non-compete agreements, occupational safety, wage and hour issues, workers' comp, and more.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McCormick served as trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor. He successfully represented public and private employers against discrimination and employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and at trial (both jury and nonjury) in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout Mid-Atlantic region.
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