Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00

Earned Sick Time Notice to MA Employees and Updated Safe Harbor Regulations Available

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has updated and clarified the Safe Harbor provision for the new earned sick time law and has released the Notice of Employee Rights, which must be posted by employers in a visible place. Both documents are now available on the office’s website.

The new Earned Sick Time law, which was passed by voters in November, will provide an estimated one million more employees in Massachusetts access to sick leave starting on July 1.

The AG Office has conducted six listening sessions and five public hearings across the state on the law.

The updated Safe Harbor regulation outlines the means by which employers who are already offer paid sick time to employees will be deemed in compliance with the law until January 1, 2016.

Both the safe harbor regulation and the notice to employees re available at www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime

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