NEW: Massachusetts Earned Sick Time

This policy has been added to the Massachusetts Handbook Builder. The provisions reflect new legislation, effective July 1, 2015, that requires Massachusetts employers to permit the accrual of up to 40 hours of earned sick time each calendar year to all employees whose primary place of work is in Massachusetts. For employers with 11 or more employees nationally, sick time must be paid; for employers with 10 or fewer employees nationally, the sick time may be unpaid.

The advisory notes (accessed via the "Explain this to me" tab) have been updated extensively as well. Please be sure to review these notes as they suggest changes employers may want to make to the model policy to reflect their own company practices.