Bloomberg Law
April 11, 2022, 2:08 PM

Veto Override Makes Maryland 10th State With Paid Family Leave

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Maryland became the 10th state to enact paid family and medical leave covering private-sector workers statewide—a list that neighboring Delaware also could join soon.

The new Maryland law will ensure workers have up to 12 weeks annually of paid time off to tend to a new child, their own medical problem, or a family member’s serious illness or military deployment, with benefits set to begin Jan. 1, 2025. A parent could get up to 24 weeks if medical leave is needed during pregnancy followed by parental leave after childbirth. The legislature voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on April ...

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