Introduction

In 2015 the Maryland General Assembly considered the "Healthy Working Families Act." Bill sponsors and advocates have announced that the bill will return in the 2016 session.  The following survey is comprised of 14, quick "Yes/No" questions. Your feedback will help shape our position on this important public policy in a way that best reflects the needs of SHRM members and HR professionals in our state.  Thank You!

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* 1. Does your company currently employ more than 9 employees?

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* 2. Do you provide at least 56 hours (7 days) of paid sick leave per year for full-time employees (however you define them). Sick leave may include PTO.

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* 3. Do you provide at least one hour of paid sick or PTO leave for every 30 hours worked (so at least 1.33 paid leave hours per work week for a full-time employee)

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* 4. Do you provide paid the same amount of paid sick / PTO leave (one hour for every 30 hours worked) for part time employees who regularly work at least 8 hours/week?

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* 5. Do you front-end load the paid sick / PTO leave OR do you begin to accrue the paid sick / PTO leave on the employee’s first day of work?

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* 6. Do you permit employees to use the paid sick / PTO leave by at least their 90th day of employment?

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* 7. Do you permit employees to use at least 80 hours of earned sick / PTO leave per year?

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* 8. Do you permit employees to roll over at least 56 hours of accrued paid sick / PTO leave from year to year?

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* 9. Do you permit employees to use their accrued paid sick / PTO leave to care for extended family members including at least the employee's grandparent, grandparent's spouse and grandchildren?

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* 10. Can you say that your company NEVER requires an employee to make up time or trade shifts when using paid sick/ PTO leave to take time off from work?

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* 11. Can you say that your company NEVER requires an employee to use paid sick / PTO leave in an increment of > one hour?

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* 12. Can you say that your company NEVER requires documentation for one or two absences for which an employee uses paid sick / PTO leave?

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* 13. Do you reinstate 100% of accrued paid sick / PTO leave the employee had at termination if  you rehire that employee within 12 months?

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