Obama Tries Again to Get Paid Leave for More WorkersPresident Barack Obama launched a fresh push Thursday to bring paid sick and family leave to working parents and other private-sector employees as the White House unveiled proposals that could benefit tens of millions of people. Most require action by the Republican-controlled Congress.
Sick Leave Bill Left Behind In MarylandLawmakers say efforts to raise Maryland's minimum wage are crowding out the bill that would require employers to offer paid sick leave.
Workers, Business Owners Debate Sick-Leave Mandate Del. John A. Olszewski Jr. says many of the workers who need sick leave the most, such as low-wage employees who can't afford to miss a day's pay, are the ones who can't earn it in their jobs.
Md. Employees Would Receive More Paid Sick Days Under Proposed BillDelegates are considering a mandate for businesses to give their employees paid sick days — about eight or nine annually for full-time workers.