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Paid leave program could help employers

I agree with the recent commentary in support of state legislation to create a paid leave program which would benefit my employees and workers across the state (“Md. paid family leave bill provides economic security for caregivers,” March 6). Providing paid leave for workers to care for family members, including newborns or the elderly, is […]

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Paid leave shouldn’t depend on where you live or who you work for

Owning a small business doesn’t exempt you from the realities of everyday life. If anything, it makes you keenly aware of them. People get sick or injured. They start families. Their family members – children, parents and partners – need to be cared for. Ignoring the inevitable only puts our businesses at risk, jeopardizing our […]

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House Approves Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers

Aaron Seyedian, founder of Washington, D.C.-based Well-Paid Maids, said his employees earn at least $17 an hour and receive medical insurance and maternity leave. He said paid leave can be affordable and beneficial for small businesses. “As a small business owner, I can tell you that the sky is not going to fall on employers […]

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Feminists Sound Off on This Week’s Progress for Paid Leave

Aaron Seyedian, owner of Well Paid Maids, a small business that offers paid leave to its’ employees, asserted to lawmakers that it is possible for business owners to provide leave without undue financial hardship. [Read more…] Book your cleaning today!

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Baystate Business: Sports Betting, Well-Paid Maids

Later, we were joined by Aaron Seyedian, the founder of Well-Paid Maids, a start-up just expanding to Boston that seeks to give its employees a living wage and benefits. [Listen Here…] Book your cleaning today!

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Nishad Sayem of Well-Paid Maids

Sayem arrived in the US in 2005 from Bangladesh.  Tasked with supporting his family to pay the bills (his father is disabled and his mom can only work part-time due to injuries), he took a full-time job at a Subway restaurant for 4 years.  But this wasn’t enough to earn a living, so he took […]

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Senate Finance Committee approves $15 minimum wage

“I think it’s going to be affordable for businesses and I also think it’s going to be very beneficial for businesses across the state,” said Aaron Seyedian, owner of Well-Paid Maids, a living wage home cleaning company serving the D.C. and Baltimore areas. [Read More…]

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Opinion: Strongest Argument for Paid Leave Is That It’s the Right Thing to Do

As a small business owner who employs and serves Maryland residents, I am eager to see the Time to Care Act of 2019 (HB 341/SB 500) enacted. I believe that paid family and medical leave for all workers is not only affordable for businesses but will benefit businesses and, most importantly, is the moral thing […]

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Aaron Seyedian of Well-Paid Maids

The cleaning service industry has a notoriously bad record when it comes to fair pay and treatment of its workers.  While that might turn off some entrepreneurs from getting into that line of work, Aaron Seyedian saw it as an opportunity to build a socially responsible business that demonstrates what is truly possible. He created […]

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The Case for a $15 Minimum Wage in Maryland

In Maryland and Washington, D.C., a number of employers have adopted a minimum pay of $15, including John Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown, Well-Paid Maids, and others. [Read more…] Book your cleaning today!

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