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Massachusetts Updates Paid Family and Medical Leave Contribution Rates, Maximum Benefit Payment Limits for 2022

USA - October 5 2021 The Department of Family and Medical Leave is required to update employer contribution rates and maximum benefit amounts each October 1 for the…

Massachusetts Extends COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave to April 2022

USA - September 30 2021 In spring 2021, Massachusetts established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of MA EPSL when they are…

Kevin M. Sibbernsen

Service Charge or Administrative Fee? A Distinction With a Difference, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Holds

USA - September 8 2021 Although it may have intended for a customer charge to be treated as an administrative overhead fee separate from gratuities paid to its employees, a…

Douglas J. Hoffman

Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours of COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

USA - June 1 2021 Massachusetts has established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency…

Kevin M. Sibbernsen

Massachusetts to Advance COVID-19 Reopening Plan; Boston to Delay Reopening

USA - February 26 2021 Governor Charlie Baker has announced that Massachusetts would advance to Step 2 of Phase III of the State’s reopening plan on March 1, 2021, relaxing…

Michael R. Bertoncini