It has been rearing its head all around the nation for a while now, and the paid leave phenomenon got a boost when President Trump addressed Congress and told them he wanted them to pass paid family leave into law. So, with that boost, the issue continues with Maine considering adopting a version of the mandate and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan threatens to veto the legislature’s version. First, Maine state senator Rebecca Millett filed legislation that would require paid sick leave be provided by all companies with 50 or more employees, while those with fewer would be required to provide unpaid leave to their workers. It’s a bit of a different story in Maryland, where Governor Larry Hogan has advocated for paid leave legislation for employers with more than 50 employees and the use of tax credits for smaller businesses. The Assembly passed its own version mandating 7 days paid leave on employers with 15 or more employees. The Senate is moving a more modest proposal – 5 days for employers with 15 workers. Regardless, Hogan has promised to veto either bill that makes it to his desk because of the effect it would have on job creation. And lastly, County Commissioners in Palm Beach County in Florida, home of the Winter White House under President Trump, have asked staff to develop a plan to provide six weeks of paid leave for child birth, adoption or foster home placement for employees (county employees only, at this point).