Massachusetts Employment and Labor Law Updates 2021


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

House Member COVID-19 Safety

Bill

House Bill 4121

Summary

Safeguards the health of House members and employees during the ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Enacted

09/23/2021

Effective Date

Topics

Documentation; Accommodation; Remote_work; Telework; Vaccination; Government


COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Extension

Bill

House Bill 4127

Summary

Extends COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave; provides that the purpose of the fund is to reimburse eligible employers for the cost of providing employees with COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave; provides that not more than a certain amount shall be expended for a public information campaign to educate and promote awareness to the public of the availability of COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave.

Enacted

09/29/2021

Effective Date

09/29/2021, 10/01/2021

Topics

Covid; Emergency; Vaccination


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Bill

House Bill 3702

Summary

Provides for Massachusetts COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave; establishes and appropriates funds to the COVID-19 employer relief account; provides definitions; establishes and appropriates funds to the COVID-19 Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund.

Enacted

05/28/2021

Effective Date

03/10/2020, 05/28/2020, 05/28/2021

Topics

Covid; Notice; Notice; Posting_requirement; Recordkeeping; Adopted; Biological; Child; Domestic_partner; Foster; Grandchild; In-law; Loco_parentis; Parent; Sibling; Spouse; Step; Emergency; Family; Paid_leave; Quarantine; Vaccination; Retaliation; Whistleblower


April

Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Improvement Program

Bill

House Bill 90

Summary

Finances a program for improvements to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and providing relief to employers and workers in the Commonwealth.

Enacted

04/16/2021

Effective Date

04/01/2021, 04/11/2021, 01/01/2022, 01/01/2023

Topics

Unemployment


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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