Massachusetts Attorney General Expected to Publish Draft Regulations on Earned Sick Time Law on April 24, 2015

Last November, Massachusetts voters approved a law that will require employers to provide earned sick time (paid or unpaid depending on the size of the employer) to all employees starting July 1, 2015. Since that vote, Massachusetts employers and labor and employment law practitioners have eagerly waited for the Attorney General to issue regulations or other guidance to shed some light on what the law will mean in practice and how employers can properly comply with the law. That wait appears to be coming to an end very soon. At an April 14, 2015, public speaking event before the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office would be filing its draft regulations with the Secretary of State on April 24, 2015, with a copy posted on the Attorney General’s website the same day. Skoler Abbott will have an analysis of the draft regulations once they are released, so keep an eye out for more updates on or after April 24th.

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