On May 28, 2021, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law new legislation ordering Massachusetts employers to provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave, discussed in further detail here. On June 4, 2021, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance launched a COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program website, which contains information on the new law, and also provides the required employer notice.
Now that the notice is available employers must:
(1) post the notice in a conspicuous location accessible to employees in every establishment where eligible employees work; and
(2) provide a copy of the notice to each employee.
The law provides that if an employer does not maintain a physical workplace, or an employee teleworks or performs work through a web-based platform, notification can be provided via electronic communication or a conspicuous posting in the web-based platform.
MBJ will continue to monitor and update clients on new developments in this law. Employers with questions about notice obligations or the new COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave law should consult with their MBJ attorney.
Jaclyn L. Kugell and Jaclyn L. Kawka are attorneys with Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP. They may be reached at (617) 523-6666 or at email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP focuses exclusively on representing employers in employment and labor matters.
This alert was prepared on June 7, 2021.
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