As a further case in point as to the spread of paid sick leave, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced he will file two paid sick leave bills for consideration during the upcoming legislative session. Last session, the Maryland legislature passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, a sick leave bill which Hogan vetoed as being too expensive on private small businesses. The Hogan proposals rely moreso on tax credits for smaller employers and include a 3 year phase-in for those with more than 25 employees. The 2nd of the two bills he is filing provides for $100M in tax credits over 5 years for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Under Hogan’s Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018, covered employers would provide 5 day annual leave and that leave would also be phased in over time.