Category Archives: Time Off

Domestic Violence Leave for Massachusetts Employees

Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law that creates a category of job-protected leave for employees needing time off due to domestic violence.  As we previously discussed in an article about pending legislation, seen here, this law will require … Continue reading

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Will Massachusetts be the Second State to Grant Earned Sick Time to Employees?

Connecticut already has a paid sick leave law (read more here), but Massachusetts has only been considering a similar law for a few years now. In November, Massachusetts voters will have the option of deciding if we want to follow … Continue reading

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Connecticut Makes Employer-Friendly Changes to Paid Sick Leave Statute

In 2012, Connecticut became the first state to mandate employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Under the current legislation, any employer with 50 or more employees in Connecticut are required to provide 40 hours of paid sick … Continue reading

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New Proposed Policy About Who is Family Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Department of Labor recently announced a proposal to extend protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages across the country. The proposal came in light of the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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Voting Time Off?

Each state has its own laws on whether or not an employer must provide employees with time off from work to vote.  In Connecticut, for example, there is no law requiring employers to provide voting time off to employees.  The … Continue reading

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