House Bill 1 "Mandatory Paid Leave"- The Impacts and Implications related to your Business

November 14, 8:30am - 10:30am

Dunes Manor Hotel 28th street and the Ocean

Ocean City, Maryland

House Bill 1- Mandatory Paid Leave- The Impacts and Implications on your Business/Workforce

As you may be aware, the legislature passed the Mandatory Paid Leave Bill this past session. This would essentially require all businesses with 15 or more employees to provide paid leave to employees working 12 or more hours per week. For seasonal businesses, accrual of leave commences upon hire, but may not be used until after 106 days of employment, however many seasonal businesses have staff longer than this period, which would allow them to earn and use leave at the end of the season which is often a very difficult time for employers to stay fully staffed.

Due to the severe impact on small business in Maryland as well as the strict sanctions for non-compliance, the Governor did veto this bill. However, there is a very strong chance that that veto may be overridden during the 2018 legislative session. We are working diligently to sustain the veto- but we need your feedback on how this would personally impact your business!

During this session our expert panel will cover:

- The provisions of HB1
- The impact of HB1 on businesses
- What would businesses like to change?
- Prospects of a veto override
- What you can do to help sustain the Governors Veto and support a more reasonable bill

For more information and to take action on the effort to sustain the veto, please visit

Please join of for this important session! Continental breakfast will be provided.