The Attorney General’s website has a page on Earned Sick Time that is a resource for employers and employees to learn about the new law that went into effect on July 1, 2015. The AG is also offering five web-based and three in-person public information sessions about the Earned Sick Time Law. These two-hour sessions, conducted by a staff member, will review the law’s regulations and allow time for questions from attendees. Those interested are asked to RSVP to a session, which are being held during July, August, and September.
The Earned Sick Time Law was approved by the voters on November 4, 2014 and entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn and use up to 40 hours of sick time under certain conditions. The Attorney General enforces this law and also wrote and published final regulations to clarify practices and policies in its administration. A summary of the law can be found here and in PDF form.
All employers are required to post a Notice of Employee Rights, which is available in seven languages.
Questions regarding the information sessions and the Earned Sick Time Law may be directed to Morgan Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 963-2024.