Bloomberg Law
Feb. 9, 2023, 10:17 PM

Four-Day Work Weeks Would Earn Tax Breaks With Maryland Proposal

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

The growing interest in four-day work weeks could get a boost from Maryland state lawmakers, who are considering a first-in-the-nation approach that would give employers tax breaks if they try trimmed-down schedules.

Legislation pending in Maryland (HB 181 / SB 197) would offer employers a tax incentive for testing out a four-day week with at least 30 employees and letting the state’s labor department collect research on their experience. It also would encourage state and local government agencies to try out the alternate work week.

The proposal got its first committee hearing Thursday in the Maryland Senate. Committee ...

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