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Earned Sick Time: Submit Testimony TODAY!

The final public hearing in the Attorney General's 25-day, 11-city tour took place Friday, June 5, in Worcester. If you were not able to attend, there is still time to submit written testimony on the Attorney General's Office proposed regulations. Tomorrow is the last day to submit written comments. All comments must be submitted to the AG's Office by 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, to be considered. Please send comments to agoregulations@state.ma.us and include a reference to "Earned Sick Time" in the subject line.

Additionally, if you have not been able to attend any of the hearings or listening sessions, the Attorney General's Office has been placing audio of recent public hearings on its Youtube page. You can also skip directly part of the Boston public hearing where Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes delivers testimony.

During the Boston public hearing, a representative from the AG's Office indicated final regulations would be issued on or around Friday, June 19. This would leave employers only seven business days - or 11 calendar days - to comply with the law if there is not a delay. We urge all members to submit testimony requesting a delay for the reasons we've mentioned in our testimony. We have not received any indication that the Attorney General's Office is considering a delay, so they need to hear from organizations about how you would be affected by a July 1 implementation date.

The Providers' Council thanks our membership for their attention and advocacy in regards to this important issue. If you have any questions about the Earned Sick Time Law, giving testimony or possible effects on your organization, please contact Bill Yelenak.