UPDATED: Montgomery County Council Approves Expansion of Sick and Safe Leave Law

county council 2016The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a bill that will expand the provisions of the County’s paid leave for certain parental reasons, today.

According to a news release, Bill 32-16 will allow the use of paid leave for birth of a child or for the placement of a child with the employee adoption or foster care. The bill will also permit the use of leave to care for a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed child within one year of birth, adoption, or placement.

Councilmember Tom Hucker was the lead sponsor of Bill 32-16. Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Sidney Katz and Nancy Navarro were co-sponsors.

“The County’s law providing paid leave is a critical protection for workers,” Hucker said. “Bill 32-16 is an important expansion of this law to allow parents the flexibility to use their leave to spend time with their children,” he said.

For more information on the bill, visit the Montgomery County Council website.

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