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WMass Hearing Friday On Paid-Leave Regulations


People will have a chance Friday to weigh-in on a new law in Massachusetts requiring paid sick leave for most workers. 

Officials from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office will hold a hearing in Springfield Friday on implementing the voter-approved law that takes effect July 1st.  

Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Ciuffreda said employers have a lot of questions about the law.

"  Anytime something is written on the ballot it leaves a lot to the regulators," he said.

Attorney General Maura Healey said companies that already offer paid sick time to their workers will have until the end of the year to get their policies in compliance with the regulations.  The law requires companies with 11 or more workers to offer up to 40 hours of paid sick leave a year.

The hearing is at 1350 Main St. from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm