Fenit Nirappil and Josh Hicks report:
The Maryland General Assembly is set to open its session this week with a fight over Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of paid sick-leave legislation. And the battle has taken unusual turns.
Hogan, a pro-business Republican, is lambasting a provision in the vetoed bill that allows businesses to ask workers who take more than two consecutive days of paid leave to verify why they need the time off.
Business pushed for the provision last year. But the governor says it undermines the privacy of workers, including victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, who under the law are entitled to “safe” leave to seek medical or legal help.
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