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§ 3-1202. Employees entitled to unpaid parental leave

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 3. Employment Standards and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Parental Leave Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1202
§ 3-1202. Employees entitled to unpaid parental leave
In general
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an eligible employee is entitled to a total of 6 workweeks of unpaid parental leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following:
(1) the birth of a child of the employee; or
(2) the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care.
Ground for denial
(b) An employer may deny unpaid parental leave to an eligible employee if:
(1) the denial is necessary to prevent substantial and grievous economic injury to the operations of the employer; and
(2) the employer notifies the employee of the denial before the employee begins taking the leave.
Substitution of paid leave
(c) If an employer provides paid leave to an eligible employee, the employer may require the eligible employee, or the eligible employee may elect, to substitute the paid leave for any part of or all of the period of parental leave.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 333, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2014, c. 334, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1202, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 3-1202
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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