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 […]
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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 […]
January 2018 Client Memo
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New Pass‐Through Entity Rules
One of the most important – and complicated – changes in the new tax reform act is the tax rules affecting small businesses that are treated as “pass‐through entities.”
The good news is that if you own one of these businesses you may get as much as a 20 percent reduction to the taxation of business net income under the new rules. However, calculating […]
Congress is enacting the biggest tax reform law in thirty years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay. Since most of the changes will go into effect next year, there’s still a narrow window of time before year-end to soften or avoid the impact of crackdowns and to best position yourself for the tax breaks that may be heading your way. Here’s a quick rundown of last-minute moves you should think […]