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Information Session on Earned Sick Time Slated for Aug. 6

HADLEY — The Greater Northampton, Amherst Area, and Greater Easthampton chambers of commerce will host an informational session on the earned-sick-time law, presented by the Mass. Attorney General’s Office, on Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Hadley Farms Meeting House.

The session, one of several offered statewide and online, aims to educate employers and employees about the new law, which went into effect July 1. It will offer guidance on implementation, explain employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities, and provide opportunities to get specific questions answered.

The earned-sick-time law was approved by voters on Nov. 4, 2014 and entitles employees in Massachusetts to earn and use up to 40 hours of sick time under certain conditions. The attorney general enforces this law and also wrote and published final regulations to clarify practices and policies in its administration. More information, including the final regulations and sample documents, may be found at www.mass.gov/ago/earnedsicktime.

The information session is expected to last two hours, including time for questions and answers. Questions regarding these information sessions and the earned-sick-time law may be directed to Morgan Callahan at [email protected] or (617) 963-2024.

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