Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Committee on Paid Leave, established by
Executive Order 01.01.2017.08 to collect data from employers and workers throughout Maryland to better understand access to paid leave policies and how this benefit is best met by a fair and flexible statewide leave policy. Over the course of the next six months, the committee will be meeting with employers and workers to collect reliable data as to how a mandated leave policy would specifically impact the Maryland workforce.
As head of this committee, I am reaching out for your assistance in identifying employers and employees in your district that the committee should meet with and hear from. Our goal is to listen to all concerns and opportunities as we draft a final report for a common sense policy that meets the needs of employees without being a burden on the men and women who own and operate our small businesses. Given the time-frame we have to complete our work, the committee would appreciate your help identifying these key stakeholders who can help us better ascertain both the benefits and complications surrounding the issue of paid leave.
The committee has developed an online survey tool for businesses and employees to use to solicit feedback.
Please contact my Legislative Director Maria Iannatuono to share business and workers' names that the task force may contact for this research. We would be more than happy to include you in any discussion with your local businesses and constituents. Maria may be reached at (410) 230-6009 or
Kelly M. Schulz