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Maryland General Assembly

Don't dismiss paid sick leave

Don't dismiss paid sick leave

At a recent gathering of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Republican state Sen. J.B. Jennings urged business leaders to help him fight legislation pending in Annapolis that would require businesses with 10 employees or more to offer paid sick leave. At least one GBC member stood up to reinforce the senator's message, warning that such a mandate would further damage Maryland's reputation as a state that is unfriendly to business.

By all accounts, there was no equally passionate advocate for paid sick leave in the audience. Perhaps what this particular gathering needed was a representative of Chipotle, the Denver-based Mexican fast-food chain with more than 2,000 locations that has in...