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Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler Mendelson, PC
- The Maryland Flexible Leave Act requires that covered employers (those with 15 or more employees) allow their employees to use their earned paid leave for the illness of a spouse (including a same-sex spouse), child or parent. See Purpose and Length of Leave.
- Employers with 15 or more employees must provide the same leave benefits to employees whose disabilities are caused or contributed to by pregnancy or childbirth as are provided to employees with other temporary disabilities. See Pregnancy Disability Leave.
- Effective October 1, 2013, Maryland employers with 50 or more employees must provide eligible employees with a one-day leave of absence on the day that employee's immediate family member is leaving for or returning from active military duty outside of the US as a member of the US armed forces. Also effective on October 1, certain Maryland employers must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees who are temporarily disabled. See Family Military Leave; Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Law.