Covid-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Has Ended in MA

The Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance has announced that employers’ requirement to provide COVID-19 emergency paid sick leave has ended as of March 15, 2022.

The leave requirement has expired because the COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fund, which reimburses employers for providing the leave, is nearing its disbursement limit. Otherwise, the provision would have remained effective until April 1, 2022.

Employers may continue to seek reimbursement for qualifying leave costs taken between May 28, 2021, and March 15, 2022. Applications for refund must be submitted by April 29, 2022.

If you are a Massachusetts employer:

  • Notify employees about the date that the leave entitlement has ended.
  • Update policies if necessary.
  • Submit applications for reimbursement by April 29, 2022.


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