July 6: Stakeholder Meeting on Paid Leave Optional Self-Employed FAMLI Plan

The Maryland Department of Labor has released a “discussion document” outlining draft guidance and processes for employers to seek approval to self-insure to implement paid leave benefits. Oral and written comments will be considered on July 6. 

The Maryland Department of Labor’s FAMLI Division — tasked with implementing and guiding the statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) law — has released a “discussion document” on self-employed plans for employers and stakeholders to weigh in on.

The next meeting of stakeholders will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting will be on the Optional Self-Employed Plan (OSEP). Interested parties must register to participate. During this meeting, the FAMLI team will provide an overview of our discussion questions for the Optional Self-Employed Plan.

July 6 Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Overview of OSEP Discussion Document
  • Public Comment
  • Question & Answer (time pending)

Option Self-Employed Plan Discussion Document

Anyone offering public comments should limit the topic of their comments to the subject matters covered in the discussion document. You may submit comments in writing or orally at the July 6 meeting. Public comments delivered orally will be limited to three minutes. The opportunity to offer oral comments will be extended to 20 registrants requesting oral statements.  If you are not one of the confirmed speakers, we encourage you to submit a written response. All written comments should be sent to FAMLI.policy@maryland.gov.

All oral and written comments will become part of the public record.