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Is your sick leave policy ready for the new year? Posted on Dec 28

The new Sick Time law that went into effect on July 1, 2015 gave employers with pre-existing paid leave policies a “Safe Harbor” grace period in which to bring their policies into compliance.  That grace period, found in 940 CMR 33.03, ends on December 31, 2015.   …Continue Reading Is your sick leave policy ready for the new year?

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Posted on Sep 18

President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 on September 7, 2015, and it establishes paid sick leave for federal contractors and subcontractors. Contracts will include a clause specifying “as a condition of payment, that all employees, in the performance of the contract or any subcontract thereunder,   …Continue Reading Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

Earned Sick Time Regulations Effective This Week Posted on Jun 29

The regulations relative to Earned Sick Time (940 CMR 33.00 ) have been finalized and published by the Massachusetts Attorney General. Due to the number of changes the Attorney General’s Office has provided a comprehensive comparison of the draft and final regulations.  Effective date is July   …Continue Reading Earned Sick Time Regulations Effective This Week

Comments Welcome on Sick Time Regulations Posted on May 6

The Attorney General has filed draft regulations, 940 CMR 33, to implement the Earned Sick Time Law, MGL c.149, s.148C,  which becomes effective on July 1. The public may comment through a variety of mechanisms. According to the press release, “Questions and requests for information can   …Continue Reading Comments Welcome on Sick Time Regulations

New Parental Leave Law Benefits Fathers Posted on Jan 19

Effective April 7, 2015, the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law, MGL c.149, s.105D, has been expanded. While the current law specifies “female employees,” under the new law (St.2014, c.484), male employees will  also be entitled to 8 weeks of leave for the birth or adoption of a   …Continue Reading New Parental Leave Law Benefits Fathers