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“What upsets me about this legislation the most is its tone,” lobbyist Bruce Bereano said. “It indicts businesses.”

Md. businesses, advocates spar over paid sick leave (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A revised bill mandating paid sick leave for employees in Maryland is not impressing some businesses and legislators who say such a law would hurt them more than it would help sick employees. Advocates who favor the proposed law, which would require employers in Maryland to provide seven days of sick leave for workers, ...