Montgomery County, Md., Earned Sick and Safe Time Law Effective Oct. 1

Montgomery County, Md.’s, Earned Sick and Safe Time Law, which we covered earlier this year, goes into effect Oct. 1.

Under the law, employees who work nine hours or more per week are eligible to accrue paid time off to care for themselves or family members in cases of illness, preventative medical care, or in response to sexual violence or stalking.

When an employee uses accrued earned sick and safe leave, the employer must pay the same rate and provide the same benefits the employee normally earns.

For details on the law and posting requirements, see our April 13 post Montgomery County, Maryland, New Earned Sick and Safe Time.