Update to Paid Family and Medical Leave Law in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has issued an update to the Paid Family and Medical Leave notice, which must be posted by employers in the Bay State. The update pertains to the date on which payroll contributions will begin. These changes go into effect on July 1, 2019. Under the law, covered individuals are eligible for a maximum of 26 weeks of combined paid family and medical leave

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New Minimum Wage Law—and Poster—for Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts passed a new law on June 2018 that calls for stepped minimum wage increases to $15.00 over 5 years, beginning January 1, 2019. The law also provides Paid Family and Medical Leave, which won’t go into effect until July 1, 2019. Minimum Wage—2019 and Beyond The updated Wage & Hour Laws notice, which has a revision date of 10/2018, includes the following minimum wage increases: Effective

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New Equal Pay Act Notice Will Soon Be Required in Massachusetts Workplaces

On July 1, 2018, an updated Massachusetts Equal Pay Act will go into effect. The new law has a posting requirement, but as of this writing, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has not yet released a workplace notice. What’s Changing in the Equal Pay Law? The updated law provides greater clarity about unlawful wage discrimination and further protections for employees related to workplace fairness and equity. Under the updated Equal

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No Poster Requirement for Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

We want to share the following information with our Massachusetts customers regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which went into effect on April 1, 2018. The Act is an amendment to the Massachusetts discrimination in employment law, enforced by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). The new law prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, including breastfeeding and the need to express breast milk during work hours. Employers

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A New Year Brings a New Poster for the State of Massachusetts

The new poster just issued by Massachusetts reflects recent additions and amendments to the state’s Wage & Hour Laws. While the minimum wage for 2017 has increased to $11.00, as of January 1, this information was already on our previous poster. “What has changed?” you ask. Keep reading…and you’ll find out. Hours Worked A definition of “working time” has been added, which includes all the time an employee must be

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Massachusetts Makes Mandatory Update to Unemployment Insurance Poster

The state of Massachusetts has updated the unemployment insurance poster, and the new version is required for all MA employers. What Was the Change? The unemployment insurance poster includes a new requirement that claimants must be in the United States, its territories, or Canada when either filing for a claim or certifying for weekly unemployment benefits. Additionally, the updated poster has a new date of October 10, 2016. Looking Towards

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The Never Ending Story of Massachusetts Labor Posters

  Do you know how many mandatory changes have taken place to the Massachusetts labor posters so far this year? We’re not even exaggerating when we tell you that there have been 4 required changes to the state labor posters over the last 6 months. You don’t have to be wicked smart to figure out that this is not a typical year for Massachusetts labor laws. Let’s take a look

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Massachusetts Creates Earned Sick Time Poster and Updates Fair Employment Poster

The latest required changes to the Massachusetts labor law poster are on the Earned Sick Time and Fair Employment posters. The new Earned Sick Time poster highlights that employees have the right to earn and take sick leave under the new Earned Sick Time Law beginning on July 1st. This new law covers all employees, including full-time workers, part-time workers, seasonal employees, and temporary employees. Employees can earn and use

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Massachusetts Updates Parental Leave Law; New MA Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required change to the Massachusetts labor law poster is on the Parental Leave poster. Massachusetts has a new posting requirement for the Parental Leave Act. The new Parental Leave Act, which expands the current Maternity Leave Act, went into effect on April 1, 2015 and applies to both men and women. Under the Act, the initial probationary period to qualify for leave has been shortened. There is also

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Massachusetts Updates Fair Employment Poster; New MA Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required change to the Massachusetts labor law poster is a revised version of the Fair Employment poster. A new discrimination category of gender identity has been added, as well as new sections about disability discrimination, maternity leave and filing charges. We are publishing an updated MA state poster with this latest change.  For more information about the Massachusetts labor law poster or to learn more about our OneSystem

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