AIM submitted formal comments to the Office of the Attorney General to address more than a 1,000 member questions that have been asked since Massachusetts voters approved the earned sick time ballot question on November 4, 2014, mandating that employers with 11 or more workers provide 40 hours of paid sick time. Companies with fewer than 11 employees will be required to provide 40 hours of unpaid sick time. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2015.
AIM's comments provide the Attorney General with solutions that can clarify and provide further guidance to employers that are struggling to comply with the law that impacts practically every employer and employee in the commonwealth.
In order to prevent mistakes regarding eligibility, time accrual, record keeping, notice, integration with other time-off and leave programs, the development of sick leave related policies and procedures, and to avoid litigation risk, AIM believes that a delay until January is in order.
Take action; communicate with your elected officials and the Attorney General's Office asking them to support AIM's comments.