The temporary COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave has been extended through April 1, 2022 with a suggested labor poster change being December 6th. The Law was currently set to expire on September 30th, 2021.
What does the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Entail
Massachusetts has created a labor poster change for COVID-19 sick leave. There was a Labor poster change previously in the spring of 2021 but expired on September 30th, 2021. If an employee contracts COVID-19 or is ordered to mandatory quarantine they are protected under this labor law. Also if an employee is obtaining a vaccine against COVID-19 they are also protected under the labor law change. The New labor poster change entails that Employees working at least 40 hours per week are entitled to the maximum entitlement of 40 hours of emergency paid sick leave. Employers must compensate employees up to a maximum of $850 per week of sick leave.
Is This a Required Labor Poster Change
This is a required poster changed with a suggested compliance date of December 6th, 2021. Posters must be in view for employees to see and/or emailed electronically to all employees. With COVID-19 affecting labor poster changes quite commonly, it is recommended that employers comply with these suggested compliance dates and have updated posters hung up for their employees to see.