Following on the heels of similar bills recently enacted in Montgomery County and the District, paid sick leave legislation was introduced in the Prince George’s County Council yesterday. “Much like the county took part in the regional effort to raise the minimum wage, which has been successful for both businesses and workers, and created momentum for the entire state of Maryland to raise its minimum wage, it is time to continue Prince George’s County’s leadership,” said Metro Council president Jos Williams. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) and co-sponsored by Karen R. Toles (D-Suitland) and Deni Taveras (D-Adelphi), would allow employees in the county to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Unfortunately, the bill didn’t pass out of committee, so it’s dead for now.
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