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Maryland Enacts Small Business Credit

31.05.2018
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A new, refundable income tax credit is available for Maryland small businesses that have 14 or fewer employees. The business must employ at least one “qualified employee” to claim the credit.
The credit is available for the 2018 tax year and beyond.
 

Qualified Employees

To be considered a “qualified employee,” an individual must:

be employed by the small business;
earn wages that are no more than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines for a single-person household; and
earn paid sick and safe leave under Maryland law.

 

Amount of Credit

The […]

DLLR Updates on MD Sick and Safe Leave

22.02.2018
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MD Healthy Working Families Act

We are happy to share important updates and information provided by the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) about the new Maryland Sick and Safe Leave.

Maryland Sick and Safe Leave Initial Guidance

This article is for MD employers and employees and lays out some initial guidance regarding the new HB1. This outlines what you need to know about this new legislation. It also provides a dedicated email address to which any questions or comments should be directed.

Download and/or Print the full PDF below  

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A Primer on HB1 Compliance

21.02.2018
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Today we are sharing with you an article written by Fiona W. Ong, Co-chair, Maryland Chamber of Commerce Labor and Employment Committee. Please click the button below to open and download the full article regarding HB1.

“On January 12, 2018, the Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan’s veto of 2017’s mandatory paid leave law, House Bill 1. Therefore, Maryland employers are now required to provide paid leave to employees. As of now, per state legislative guidelines, this law will take effect on February 11, 2018, though the Maryland Chamber plans to request an extension.”

The article covers […]

New Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

1.02.2018
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MD Healthy Working Families Act

If you wish to download or print the full summary of this legislature, please see the button at the bottom of this post.

New Maryland Healthy Working Families Act

Effective February 11, 2018, Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act requires Maryland employers to provide leave time to employees for illness or other specified personal obligations. Employers with 15 or more employees must provide leave on a paid basis.  Employers with 14 or fewer employees may provide leave on an unpaid basis.  There are certain exceptions to the law and currently, the Maryland legislature is debating the […]