Some lawmakers are proposing that Maryland employers test out a four-day workweek, without cutting workers’ pay or benefits. The five-year pilot program would encourage private and public employers to shift a minimum of 30 employees to working four days a week for at least a year, said Del. Vaughn Stewart, a Montgomery County Democrat. Participating companies would be eligible for a state income tax credit. Stewart said he was inspired by a study published last year by the not-for-profit 4 Day Week Global of 33 companies that reduced work time for a six-month trial period for their more than 900 employees, located primarily in the United States and Ireland. Workers and companies alike reported high levels of satisfaction with the trial, according to researchers.
A four-day workweek in Maryland? Some lawmakers are pushing a pilot program
February 6, 2023