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District 21 delegation supports paid sick leave bill, local businesses split
District 21 delegation supports paid sick leave bill, local businesses split

A General Assembly bill that would guarantee paid sick leave for many Maryland workers has official support from the entire District 21 delegation, but business owners in the region are less united. The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, introduced by Baltimore City Sen. Catherine Pugh, a Democrat and the Senate majority leader, would require businesses with staffs of 10 or more people to offer employees an hour of sick leave for every 30 hours of work, which adds up to about seven sick days a year. The legislation, which has been proposed unsuccessfully in the General Assembly in recent years, has found new momentum after President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a bill...

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