National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Sick Days Ballot Initiative

State: Massachusetts
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Approved by voters: 11/04/14

Entitles workers at businesses with 11 or more employees to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours. Employees at businesses with 10 or fewer employees are entitled to earn one hour of unpaid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours. Sick time can be used for the employee's own illness, care of a family member, and absences associated with domestic violence affecting the employee or the employee's dependent child.