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February 9, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Maryland’s paid sick leave policy goes into effect on Sunday

WORKFORCE | Some Maryland businesses are struggling to understand how their employees will be affected by the new sick-leave policy which takes effect Sunday. The new law requires businesses with at least 15 employees to provide up to five days of paid leave each year. (WaPo, 2/8)

…other business owners say they are confused about how to adhere to the law — or whether they even have to. They’re asking whether minors and workers located out of state count toward their total number of employees, and how the state defines “regularly” for determining whether a person works enough hours to qualify for the benefit, among other questions.

Businesses in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties already must provide sick leave because of laws passed at the county level. But employers may still be figuring out whether the state law adds any new requirements, or how to track which law to apply if they have employees working in multiple counties.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
– Last year Arlington County added 556 housing units that are guaranteed to remain affordable for 30 to 60 years. (Arlington, 2/8)

– The Washington Business Journal remembers the lives of two influential members of the Greater Washington region’s housing sector, Oramenta Newsome and Joe Stettinius. (WBJ, 2/8)

HOMELESSNESS/RACIAL EQUITY | Scott Schenkelberg, president & CEO of Miriam’s Kitchen, and Brittney Washington, senior art therapist and co-lead of Miriam’s Kitchen’s Racial Equity Working Group, discussed how structural racism is a root cause of chronic homelessness and why they are integrating a racial equity lens in their work. (Miriam’s Kitchen Blog, 2/8)

PUBLIC SAFETY | Prince George’s County officials have partnered with the faith community to engage domestic violence victims and to try to prevent the crime in the county. (WAMU, 2/9)

LGBTQIA RIGHTS 
– This new tool allows renters or homebuyers to see if their intended residences are covered by nondiscrimination laws at the local and state levels. (Citylab, 2/7)

– Va. House panel kills bills to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in housing and jobs (WaPo, 2/8)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Strategic Partnerships Consultant, Children’s Opportunity Fund | Greater Washington Community Foundation – New!
Program Officer (part-time contract) | All Souls Church, Unitarian – Beckner Advancement Fund – New!
Director, Finance & Administration | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Executive Director | Fairfax Futures
Program Officer – Education | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Development Associate | Society for Science & the Public
Knowledge Services Specialist | United Philanthropy Forum
Associate Director of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum
Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Development Associate | New Endeavors by Women
Executive Director | My Sister’s Place
Philanthropy Officer | Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Member Engagement Manager | United Philanthropy Forum
Finance Manager (Part-Time) | United Philanthropy Forum
Communications Manager | United Philanthropy Forum

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Today is national pizza day! How will you celebrate?

– Kendra

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