Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (MA EPSL) Law Update

Ending Early Update- Last May, Massachusetts enacted a temporary paid sick leave program specific to COVID-related absences. The program, which provides up to 40 hours of additional paid sick leave, was scheduled to expire April 1, 2022, or earlier if the $100 million funds were exhausted. Reimbursements have now reached $85 million and, as a result, the Commonwealth will be ending the program on March 15, 2022.

Effective Date: May 28, 2021 -End Date: March 15, 2022