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Legislative Democrats don't understand business

Del. Luke Clippinger, center, sponsor of the paid sick leave legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly, was joined in Highlandtown by other advocates to urge Gov. Larry Hogan to sign the bill last year.
Del. Luke Clippinger, center, sponsor of the paid sick leave legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly, was joined in Highlandtown by other advocates to urge Gov. Larry Hogan to sign the bill last year. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Michael Dresser’s piece on the override of Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto on the sick leave requirement bill demonstrates that the House of Delegates has no idea how the world of business works (“House overrides Hogan veto on sick leave; Miller predicts ‘battle’ in Senate,” Jan. 11). They put the bill forward hoping to buy votes from the “employed” who would, in their simplistic view, benefit.

What will really happen if this requirement is made law? Any business for whom providing this benefit is not financially practical will never have more than 15 full-time employees. They will have part-time employees who are in every way cheaper. What happens to the full-time employees who fall above the 15-employee limit? They will be reduced to part-time.

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Congratulations, delegates. Job well done.

Lorraine Curtis, Baltimore

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