Gov. Hogan says hell veto Maryland paid sick leave bill

Gov. Hogan says heêll veto Maryland paid sick leave bill

Bills requiring that all employers with more than 15 workers offer paid sick leave have passed both the Maryland House and Senate, but Gov. Larry Hogan has said he will veto either version.

Hoganês bill, which is stuck in committee, would require businesses with 50 or more employees to offer five days of paid sick leave. He called the House and Senate bills –dead on arrival” and said they would kill businesses and jobs. Hoganês bill offers tax incentives to smaller companies that offer sick leave; the House and Senate bills do not.

The House bill requires employers to offer seven days of paid sick leave, the Senate bill requires five. There are other differences in the two bills would have to be reconciled before a final version is sent to Governor Hogan. It is not clear that the Senate has the 29 votes needed for a veto.

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