Sick Time Law


On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts’ voters approved a ballot question that requires all private sector employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick time per calendar year. Beginning July 1, 2015 employers with 11 or more employees must provide PAID sick time for all employees (full time, part time, seasonal, temporary and interns). Employers with less than 11 employees must provide unpaid sick leave.

From the Attorney General’s Office:

  1. Final Regulations – Earned Sick Time
  2. Earned Sick Time Law
  3. Earned Sick Time Notice of Employee Rights
  4. Sample Earned Sick Time Policy
  5. Sample Employee Verification of Earned Sick Time Use

PowerPoint presentation given to the Orleans, Brewster and Eastham Chambers of Commerce on on June 25, 2015: