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States With Paid Family Medical Leave

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Select a state on the map to learn more about its status, or view as a list. For the latest news on paid leave laws, go to legislative activity.

Recent Legislative Activity

May 19, 2022 Delaware

On May 10, 2022, Governor John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act into law. The program will provide eligible Delaware workers job-protected paid leave benefits for up to 12 weeks for parental leave every year and up to a combined six weeks every two years for employees own medical needs, care of family members and military exigency. Except for parental leave benefits, an employee is only eligible for benefits once in a 24-month period. Contributions begin on January 1, 2025, with benefits effective January 1, 2026. Check in regularly to stay up to date as developments in this program occur.

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April 29, 2022 Maryland

Maryland General Assembly voted to enact Senate Bill 275, the Time to Care Act of 2022 (“Act”), creating a paid family and medical leave program for covered workers in the state of Maryland. Contributions would begin on October 1, 2023, and benefits would be effective January 1,2025, with employees eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for their own medical need, care of family members, bonding or placement of a child along with addressing needs related to military deployment. Check in regularly to stay up to date as developments in this program occur

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