House committee votes down SB 304, but small businesses may still get some help on paid leave

(February 15, 2018 — ANNAPOLIS, Md.)– On Tuesday, the house took up SB 304. Today, the Economic Matters Committee voted, 12-11, unfavorably. This means the bill to delay the effective date on 2017’s HB 1 is now dead. HB 1 went into effect on Sunday. Employers are now legally required to comply. The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has released early guidance.