10 Apr

March 2020 Maryland HR Legal Updates

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COVID-19 Employee Protections

What happened?
Governor Hogan signed a law to provide ongoing support and direction related to COVID-19.

What are the details?
The state of emergency establishes the following:

  • Prohibits cost-sharing by insurance providers for COVID-19 testing
  • Require insurance carriers to cover COVID-19 vaccine (if developed)
  • Prohibits employers from terminating staff because an employee was required to be isolated or quarantine, to care for a family member due to COVID-19, or leaves work out of fear of contracting COVID-19

What do employers need to do?
Comply with the above items listed above.

https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/19/governor-hogan-enacts-emergency-legislation-to-enhance-ongoing-response-to-covid-19/

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