Fall planning is upon us and we want to make sure in addition to your thoughts around annual business strategies you are including the new Maryland HR regulation that will be impacting most organization’s next October. The Maryland Time to Care Act of 2022 took effect on June 1, 2022, establishing an insurance program where Maryland employers and employees, as well as self-employed individuals, contribute to a fund with rates determined by the Maryland Department of Labor. The Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for medical or family emergencies, with the possibility of an additional 12 weeks in certain circumstances. Contributions to the fund will start from October 1, 2023, and individuals can submit claims for benefits beginning on January 1, 2025. The article also discusses the potential impact on employers and how KatzAbosch can assist organizations in preparing for the implementation of the Act.