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This blog reviews important legal issues including: personal injury, employee compensation, workers compensation, discrimination and wrongful termination.

Massachusetts Sick Leave Q & A

Massachusetts Sick Leave Q & A

QUESTION:

I live in NH and work in Massachusetts. I understand there is a new law that will allow employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year. Is that true and how does that work?

ANSWER:

It’s true; the law goes into effect July 1st of this year, 2015. As of that date, all employees in Massachusetts will be able to earn sick leave, however not all employees will earn paid sick leave. Only where the employer has 11 or more employees, will employees be entitled to paid leave time. Employers with 10 or fewer employees will have to provide earned sick leave, but this time will be unpaid.

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