Friday, May 8, 2015

Important Update on Sick Time Law Info Session

* Please note this important change - the Sick Time law that will go into effect on July 1 affects all small businesses in some way, regardless of the number of employees. 

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with FDP member Michael Doherty to present information about the new "Sick Time" law that will directly impact Franklin businesses with 7 or more employees.*

Please consider attending this important information session. The event is free; register here:

From the URCC newsletter:

Sick Time Law Seminar May 13
On May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Attorney Michael Doherty of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C. will explain the provisions of the new Massachusetts "sick time" law at Dean College, Golder Room, 99 Main St., Franklin.

The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015, and will apply to most Massachusetts employees and employers.

Attendees of the program will learn the broad new definition of events that will allow an employee to take sick time, traps for the unwary employer in the new law, which employers must provide paid sick leave and which employers may provide only unpaid sick leave. In addition, changes in personnel manuals and policies will be suggested to avoid the substantial penalties for employers who unwittingly violate the new law. Register for this free event here.