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Paid Sick Leave: Maryland

Paid Sick Leave requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer and Susie Wine, Littler


  • The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires an employer with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave, while an employer with fewer than 15 employees must provide unpaid sick and safe leave. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • The Maryland Flexible Leave Act allows employees to use their earned paid leave to care for a covered family member who is ill under the same conditions that would apply if the employees took leave for their own illness. See Kin Care Leave.
  • Ensure that practices and policies comply with applicable paid sick leave requirements. See Key Compliance Steps.
  • Montgomery County has requirements pertaining to paid sick leave. See Local Requirements.