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Massachusetts to End COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

  • March 4, 2022

The Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program will end on March 15, 2022, the state has announced.

On February 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance sent official notice to employers that the program established in May 2021 would be ending on March 15, 2022. Employers must continue to offer leave to eligible employees through March 15. (For program details, see our article, Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours of COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave.)

Employers may continue to seek reimbursement for qualifying leave costs taken between May 28, 2021, and March 15, 2022. Applications for reimbursement must be submitted by April 29, 2022.

If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to the Jackson Lewis attorney with whom you regularly work, or any member of our COVID-19 team.

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