Amended Massachusetts Parental Leave Law

By William Sleight   January 20, 2015

Massachusetts has revised the state’s maternity leave law, giving men and women the same rights to take 8 weeks of parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child.

The amended law, An Act Relative to Parental Leave, expands the scope of the Massachusetts maternity leave law and changes language in the state’s anti-discrimination law, making both laws gender neutral. Governor Deval Patrick signed the new law the day before he left office. The law will take effect on April 7, 2015, 90 days after its enactment. For a full copy of our Client Alert, check out the link below.

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