Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave Extended

Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave Extended

In May, Governor Baker signed into law the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act which requires employers to make emergency paid sick leave time available to Massachusetts employees for certain reasons related to COVID-19, see prior Benefit Beat article. This temporary law was to end on the earlier of September 30, 2021, or the exhaustion of the $75 million in program funding.

On September 29, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law H.4127 extending the emergency sick leave benefit until the earlier of April 1, 2022 or the exhaustion of the $75 million in program funding.

In addition, as of October 1, 2021, an employee may take emergency sick leave to care for a family member who needs to obtain or recover from a COVID-19 immunization.

The Emergency Sick Leave law also has a notice obligation. Employers will want to monitor the Commonwealth’s temporary sick leave program webpage for an updated notice.


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