The temporary COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave (MA EPSL) has been extended through April 1, 2022.

In spring 2021, Massachusetts established a statewide mandate for employers to temporarily provide employees up to 40 hours of MA EPSL when they are unable to work due to specific qualifying reasons related to the pandemic. The law was set to expire on September 30, 2021, but a legislative amendment has extended the law through April 1, 2022. In addition, the new law extends the coverage of the MA EPSL to allow leave to care for family members receiving immunization or recovering from immunization.  Read more about this development here.