Montgomery County is set to require paid sick leave in the county.
County Executive Isiah "Ike'' Leggett is expected to sign the bill Thursday, which will require employers to provide a minimum of one hour paid time off for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days a year.
Employers with fewer than five workers would have to offer seven sick days. Of those, four would be paid and three would be unpaid.
The County Council passed the bill in late June.
Melissa Broom of the Working Matters Coalition says Montgomery County is the 24th jurisdiction in the United States to require paid sick leave.