Paid Sick Time Initiative's Effect on Business - NECN
NECN Business

NECN Business

Paid Sick Time Initiative's Effect on Business

On Tuesday, voters approved an earned paid sick time initiative in Massachusetts.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Paid Sick Time Initiative's Effect on Business

    On Tuesday, voters approved an earned paid sick time initiative in Massachusetts. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014)

    On Tuesday, voters approved an earned paid sick time initiative in Massachusetts.

    Labor law specialist Chris Kaczmarek joined NECN to discuss how this ballot question's approval will affect businesses and employees.

    Kaczmarek says that companies with less than ten employees are exempt from the law. He also added that the law prohibits businesses from retaliating against employees who use the sick time.

    Massachusetts is now the third state in the country that requires paid sick time.

    The law goes into effect in July of 2015. 

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow NECN on Twitter and like us on Facebook.Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here.