Massachusetts Ends COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

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Massachusetts Ends COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Jeffrey S. Brody, Brian E. Lewis & Keerthi Sugumaran

Jackson Lewis P.C.

The state of Massachusetts announced that the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program ended on Mar. 15, 2022.

On Feb. 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance sent official notice to employers that the program established in May 2021 would end on Mar. 15, 2022. Employers were required to continue to offer leave to eligible employees through Mar. 15. (For program details, see the 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 Mar. 15, 2022. Applications for reimbursement must be submitted by Apr. 29, 2022.

***This article originally appeared on the Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management blog and was reposted on the DMEC website with their permission.***