The state is moving closer to implementing a voter-approved law that would allow most Massachusetts workers to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick time in a year.
Ballot Question 4 would set a mandate for both small and large businesses to provide employees with a certain allocation of sick days.
If you are unable to work it is disability insurance that will protect you and provide an income stream for you and your dependents.
The I-Team checked absentee rates at dozens of area high schools, compiling days off for sick days, personal days, professional development, religious observations, and any other reason.
Massachusetts paid out $225 million to state workers for unused sick time in 2010.
I saw your recent newscast and just read your related article about state agencies buying back sick days. How can I get more information about which specific agencies have this policy and whether others who have recently left their jobs were paid for unused sick days. Will the state Comptroller give this kind of information? Can you point me in the right direction? – Kim, Boston
State workers are cashing in on years of unused sick days and it’s costing the state millions.
Most people never end up using all their sick days. But $450,000 in unused sick days?
Here’s an easy question. Do you get paid for sick days you don’t use? Most people will answer, “no way.” But in many cases, if you’re a state, city or…