June 2022

State Updates

 

Massachusetts Supreme Court rules triple pay for late final wage payment

05/05/22

On April 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in Reuter v. The City of Methuen that discharged employees must be paid all wages due to the employee including accrued unused vacation time or the employer is liable for treble damages. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (570)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 05/05/22

Massachusett’s COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave to end March 15

04/07/22

The Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance has announced that employers require to provide COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave will end March 15, 2022. The leave requirement is expiring on that date because the COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund, which reimburses employers for providing the leave, is nearing its limit for disbursements. Otherwise, the requirement would have remained in effect until April 1, 2022.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2022/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (754)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 04/07/22

Boston adopts vaccination mandate for certain employers

02/03/22

Boston has announced that certain employers will be required to verify employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Covered employers must check proof of vaccination and post a notice about the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Monday, January 31, 2022/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1106)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 02/03/22

Massachusetts Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD)

12/02/21

Reminder! Please remember to complete your HIRD form filing online via MassTaxConnect before December 15, 2021. 

Monday, November 29, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1501)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 12/02/21

Massachusetts extends COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave

10/07/21

Massachusetts enacted legislation (House Bill 4127) that extends the requirement to provide employees COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave. The leave requirement will expire when the $75 million fund is exhausted or April 1, 2022, whichever occurs first. Employers that provide the leave may request reimbursement from the state's COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund. The requirement was set to end on September 30, 2021 prior to the extension. Employees may also now use leave to care for a family member who obtains the COVID-19 vaccine. Below we summarize the existing requirements.

Sunday, October 3, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (1821)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 10/07/21

Massachusetts requires COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave

07/01/21

Massachusetts has enacted legislation (House Bill 3702) that requires all employers to provide COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave. Employers that provide the leave may request reimbursement from the state's COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund. The leave requirement will expire when the $75 million fund is exhausted or September 30, 2021, whichever occurs first.

Monday, June 28, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2717)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 07/01/21

Massachusetts employers must provide up to 40 hours of COVID- 19 emergency paid sick leave

06/03/21

Massachusetts has established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave (MA EPSL) when they are unable to work due to specific qualifying reasons related to the pandemic.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2954)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 06/03/21

Massachusetts provides guidance for employers on COVID-19 vaccination

06/03/21

The Massachusetts Attorney General's Fair Labor Division (FLD) has provided updated guidance to address leave and other issues related to the COVID-19 vaccine. The FLD's guidance is provided in the form of frequently asked questions and addresses various issues, including:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (2677)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 06/03/21

Massachusetts Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD)

11/05/20

It is almost time for HIRD filing. Massachusetts state law requires employers to file a HIRD form – which contains information about employer sponsored benefit offerings -- on an annual basis.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (3977)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 11/05/20

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program preparation

1/9/2020

Massachusetts has passed a law that, over a period of five years, will: (1) raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour; (2) mandate paid family and medical leave for Massachusetts employees; and (3) phase out Sunday and holiday premium pay for retail employees.

As part of the new legislation, Massachusetts will offer one of the most generous Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) programs in the country. Read on to find out more about the law and what you need to do to prepare.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020/Author: ADP Admin/Number of views (5104)/Comments (0)/
Tags: 1/9/2020
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