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  • October 1, 2014

Maryland Legislature Increases Employee Leave: The Parental Leave Act

On October 1, 2014, a new Maryland law expanding rights of employee leave took effect. Codified as Maryland Labor and Employment Article sections 3-1201 through 3-1211, the Maryland Parental Leave Act (MPLA) requires certain employers to allow eligible employees to take unpaid leave for very narrow and specific reasons. Who is Affected? The MPLA affects Maryland employers with at least fifteen but not more than forty-nine employees. For purposes of counting, employees are those persons who have worked each working day during a period of twenty calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year. A person is eligible for…

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