Maryland Passes Wal-Mart Law

McConnell, Carolyn
May 2006
YES! Magazine;Spring2006, Issue 37, p8
This article reports that Maryland's legislative body passed a commercial and labor law that forces retail chain store giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other large American corporations in Maryland to spend more on health insurance as employee fringe benefit. Employers are required to spend at least eight percent of payroll on employer-sponsored coverage or pay the difference into the state's insurance plan for the poor. Passage of the Maryland law is attributed to lobbying pressure from labor unions, which plan to target Colorado, Washington state, and Connecticut next.


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