Paid Sick Leave Debate Returns in Maryland General Assembly

The debate over whether to require Maryland companies to offer workers paid sick leave begins anew Monday, starting with a rally for legislation being considered by the General Assembly.

The gathering in Annapolis, organized by proponents of paid sick leave, is the first public display of support during this legislative session for a policy state lawmakers have debated for four years.


Employee advocates have pushed the legislature to pass a sick-leave bill, saying ill workers need the flexibility to stay home without the fear of losing pay or their job.