FAMLI Division Seeks Input from Employers About Paid Leave Regulations

The Maryland Department of Labor seeks employer feedback about the state’s paid leave benefit.

Image of a StethoscopeThe Maryland Department of Labor’s FAMLI Division — the State agency that implements and guides the statewide Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) law — is conducting a research study to better understand businesses’ unique needs and the potential challenges the forthcoming paid leave system presents.

As a first step, the FAMLI Division is asking employers to complete a brief interest form by November 20. The interest form is expected to take about five minutes to complete.

From the interest form:

This research will assist in the development of a new software designed to support the state of Maryland’s new paid family and medical leave insurance system, ensuring it is user-friendly, effective, and tailored to your needs.

The FAMLI Division says that the interest form is just the first step in its research study. Participants may be invited to do a 30-minute interview to further discuss their experiences and insights.

The research study comes as the FAMLI Division enters the last stages of the draft regulatory process before publishing formal regulations to guide the implementation and management of Maryland’s new paid leave benefit. The Department is required, by law, to publish final regulations by January 1, 2024.

Access and complete the interest form.

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Closing the Gap: Filling Vacancies, Fostering Workplace Cohesion,” county and state leaders will examine challenges in hiring and retaining the next generation of county government public servants and how to foster workplace cohesion between the “old” and “new” generations.

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