Several states, the District of Columbia, and the city of Seattle have laws requiring organizations to provide their employees with reimbursement for any “necessary work-related expenses.”
The State of Massachusetts subtracts withholdings for FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes from employees' gross taxable wages before calculating their MA personal income withholdings.
In 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance adjusted the unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate to include a new COVID-specific employer charge, the COVID-19 Recovery Assessment.
The Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC), which replaced the Unemployment Health Insurance (UHI) tax in 2014, helps to fund subsidized healthcare for low-income individuals in MA.
Providing workers with time off from work to care for themselves and family members during times of illness was a high priority for many of the state legislatures before the advent of the coronavirus.
If an employee gets sick after using all of their Paid Time Off (PTO) for the year, am I obligated to grant them additional paid time for sick leave?
Are you required to give your staff members additional paid time off if they become sick but already used all of their PTO for the year? Find out here.