Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Upcoming July Webinars and Information Sessions Regarding the Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave Act

July 1, 2015 at 10:26 am | Posted in State Laws | Leave a comment
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Yesterday, Maura Healy, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced that her office will be “holding another round of information sessions to make sure that all businesses have the support they need to successfully implement the law.”

 

Paid Sick Leave Webinars have been scheduled for July 7 at 10 a.m., July 14 at 2 p.m., July 16 at 10 a.m., July 21 at 2 p.m. and July 23 at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by logging on to www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime<http://www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime>.

 

Web-based information sessions have been scheduled for July 7 at 10 a.m., July 14 at 2 p.m., July 16 at 10 a.m., July 21 at 2 p.m. and July 23 at 10 a.m.. RSVP information will be posted on www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime<http://www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime>.

 

The Fair Labor Division and Community Engagement Division of the AG’s Office will be responsible for the second round of information sessions, many of which will be coordinated with local chambers of commerce. A more detailed list of the upcoming outreach events will be made available in the coming days and posted on the AG’s website.<http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/labor-laws-and-public-construction/earned-sick-time/>

 

The final Paid Sick Leave regulations can be found at this link: <http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/labor-laws-and-public-construction/earned-sick-time/>. The regulations include clarifications and adjustments to provisions regarding the accrual, use and payment of Earned Sick Time, employer size, notice requirements, and rules for requiring medical documentation. The final regulations also include clarifications on when employees can make up time instead of using it and how employers with existing leave policies can keep their own plans while complying with the law.

 

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