On November 4th, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure which will entitle employees to paid sick leave. As a result, a new law will go into effect July 1, 2015 and is considered one of the nation’s most generous sick leave laws. Under the new requirement, employers of eleven employees or more must provide paid sick leave. The Attorney General will enforce this law using the same procedures applicable to other state wages. Employers who fail to comply with this requirement will be subject to mandatory treble (triple) damages, attorney’s fees, and possible criminal penalties.
For more information on this topic, please see our full Employment Law Alert.
Please feel free to contact MBBP’s Employment Law Group with any questions.