On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law affecting all employers in the Commonwealth by creating a paid family and medical leave program funded by a state payroll tax, increasing the state minimum wage, and eliminating premium pay requirements for work performed on Sundays and certain holidays.
To avoid November ballot questions initiated by multiple interest groups, last week the state legislature passed the “Grand Bargain” legislation addressing these issues, which Governor Baker signed without any changes. The new law has several significant changes in store for employers over the next 5 years. Paid Family and Personal Medical Leave Beginning in 2021, eligible employees will be allowed to take the following leave in a benefit year (defined as the
52-consecutive week period beginning on the Sunday preceding the first day the protected leave begins):
Please review the document below for more detailed information.