Landmark Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes Montgomery County Council

May 21, 2015

The Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF) celebrated on June 23, 2015, as the Montgomery County (Maryland) Council unanimously passed one of the strongest paid sick leave laws in the country. The legislation ensures that all private-sector employees in the county can earn paid sick days, even those at very small businesses.

The Hatcher Group supports JOTF in leading Working Matters, a coalition of 140 organizations working to advance paid sick days locally and nationwide. On the day of the vote, the council building was packed with advocates and reporters for a Working Matters press conference.