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Maryland Lawmakers Suggest Four-Day Workweek Program Where People Work Less And Receive The Same Pay | The Daily Wire

Posted by M. C. on January 28, 2023

Employers choosing to do this is one thing but…likely shortages, how many months for an appointment?, does this apply to police and hospitals, having to hire more people to get the same work done, more benefit expenses, skyrocketing costs, skyrocketing prices.

For those that haven’t been paying attention this is called central planning. That thing the Soviet Union did for 70 years before it died.

By  Ben Zeisloft

Lawmakers in Maryland are weighing legislation that would encourage government agencies and private employers to adopt a four-day workweek.

Proposals for a four-day week of eight-hour days, during which compensation would not be reduced from former levels, have increased in recent years after a worldwide study found that earnings improved for participating companies. State Sen. Shelly Hettleman (D) and several members of the Maryland General Assembly introduced the Four–Day Workweek Act for the purpose of “promoting, incentivizing, and supporting” experimentation with the arrangement.

“There’s growing evidence that reducing work hours boosts both happiness and productivity. Let’s try it,” State Del. Vaughn Stewart (D) contended on social media.

The legislation provides state tax credits as high as $750,000 per year for businesses that reduce at least 30 employees from a 40-hour week to a 32-hour week without a “reduction in pay or benefits.” The initiative, which would be managed by the Maryland Department of Labor, may likewise allow government agencies to participate and track their results.

Supporters of four-day workweek frameworks emphasize the arrangement’s benefits for employee wellbeing and work-life balance. Some 45% of workers cite lackluster flexibility when discussing why they left their previous jobs, while roughly 48% mention childcare difficulties, according to a survey from Pew Research Center. The aforementioned international study concluded that revenues increased 8% for companies involved with the experiment.

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