At the beginning of the 2018 session in January, the Maryland legislature overrode the veto of Governor Larry Hogan and as a result, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act became effective on February 11, 2018. The law can have a major impact on what private businesses must provide their employees by way of paid and unpaid leave.


DDIFO is sponsoring this program to ensure that Maryland franchise owners are fully aware of their obligations under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (MHWFA) as well as the opportunity to access these tax credits. This highly informative presentation will provide clarification on the MHWFA, including accrual, leave usage and reporting requirements along with other employment-related laws.


The program, which includes lunch, will be held on October 2, 2018 from 11:30 – 2:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Columbia East in Jessup, Maryland. 


Tralene Putnam, Administrator of the Wage and Hour and Employment Standards Unit within the Division of Labor and Industry (the unit responsible for enforcing the law) will present this important program. Ms. Putnam has over 15 years of labor law experience with expertise in the areas of wage & hour, wage payment & collection, flexible leave and equal pay requirements, among others.


This program, open to all Maryland franchise owners, is one that you do not want to miss!