|Elections in Massachusetts|
The Massachusetts Paid Sick Days Initiative was a successful initiative voted on in the Massachusetts general election held on November 4, 2014. It was one of four 2014 ballot measures put to public vote.
Question 4 on the ballot, "Earned Sick Time for Employees".
- A YES VOTE on the question would allow workers to earn and use a set amount of paid or unpaid sick time per year based on specific conditions, such as the size of their companies.
- A NO VOTE maintains current laws.
The law went into effect on July 1, 2015, with approximately 200 clarifications and adjustments made by the Massachusetts Attorney General's office. The law requires that companies with 11 or more employees give workers up to 40 hours of paid sick time a year, while smaller companies may offer it unpaid.
- "Statewide Ballot Questions — Statistics by Year: 2014". sec.state.ma.us. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
- Stephanie, Vallejo (November 2, 2014). "2014 Massachusetts ballot questions: Your cheat sheet". The Boston Globe. p. R.9. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
- Johnston, Katie (June 15, 2015). "Firms struggle with sick time rules". The Boston Globe. p. A.1. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
- Johnston, Katie (June 20, 2015). "Wrinkles in sick-time law ironed out". The Boston Globe. p. B.5. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
- "Parsing the referendum questions". The Boston Globe. November 4, 2014. p. A.12. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
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