Stakeholder Meeting Aug 7, Comments Due Aug 9 on Paid Leave Appeals Discussion Document

The Maryland Department of Labor has released a discussion document on draft regulations overseeing appeals processes for the state’s paid leave benefit. Written comments are due on August 9, and a stakeholder meeting will be on August 7. 

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 appeals processes for stakeholders to weigh in on.

The next meeting of stakeholders will be held on Monday, August 7, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting will focus on appeals. Interested parties must register to participate. During the meeting, the FAMLI team will provide an overview of the attached discussion document.

August 7 Meeting Agenda

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

An email from the FAMLI Division states:

You may submit comments orally at the meeting and/or in writing by August 9. The opportunity to offer oral comments will be extended to 20 registrants that request to provide oral comments. Public comments delivered orally will be limited to three minutes.  If you are not one of the confirmed speakers, we encourage you to submit a written response. All written comments should be sent to

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

MACo plans to submit written and oral comments for all 24 counties. However, it is strongly encouraged that individual counties also offer feedback for their county.

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