Maryland jobs are too important to experiment on. These resources provide more information
about the effect of paid sick leave mandates on businesses, employees and the economy.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) conducted a study on the effects HB 1 would have on Maryland’s economy. In short, the mandate could cost 13,000 jobs and more than $1.5 billion in economic output by 2027. Those numbers threaten the progress Maryland has made since the recession.
And while the concept of paid leave may seem straightforward, once its costs are shown – fewer hours reduced benefits – support for such a mandate disappears.