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From the monthly archives: February 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'February 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Action Needed Today- Bad Maryland Prevailing Wage Bill to be Heard Friday, March 4

  Legislation which would use the union rates to determine the prevailing wage rates in Maryland is up for hearing in the House Economic Matters Committee this Friday.

District Commuter Benefits Program

  The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) and the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) have officially launched the District's Commuter Benefits Program. While regulations are still pending legal approval, the city has released a presentation which outlines the new law and is working with employers to set up their programs before April 1st of 2016 at which point they will start full enforcement.

Dramatic Changes in Maryland Prevailing Wage Law Opposed by ABC

  Legislation has been introduced that would dramatically change how the prevailing wage is determined, what projects are impacted by prevailing wage, and penalties for not paying employees the proper wage rates. A hearing is scheduled for this bill on March 4.  You will be receiving additional information on who to contact to express your opposition to the legislation.  

Universal Paid leave Act: Contact the DC City Council Today

  On February 11, 2016, the DC City Council will hold a public hearing on the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. This new program would allow for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave for individuals who work or live in the District. In addition, the legislation would also amend the DC Family Medical Leave Act (DCFMLA) to state that any individual would qualify as an employee after working at least 6 months or 500 hours during a period of 12 months with the same employer.