Working Matters is a coalition of more than 150 advocacy, faith, small business, labor, and community organizations fighting for the passage of the Healthy Working Families Act (HB1), which will provide access to earned sick days to hundreds of thousands of working Marylanders.
Our proposal will:
- Provide greater income stability for Maryland working families by allowing workers to earn up to one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days of earned leave per year.
- Enable the thousands of working Marylanders who are underemployed, piecing together part-time jobs, to have access to a limited number of earned sick days.
- Allow victims of domestic violence or abuse to earn “safe time” in order to obtain obtain medical attention, victims services, counseling, relocation or legal services that will keep their families safe.
- Support healthy workplace policies for Maryland businesses and enable employers with existing earned sick leave standards to maintain those policies as long as they comply with the minimum regulations of the Act.