TSS - Massachusetts Parental Leave Act

Massachusetts Parental Leave Act

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First Published  :Tue Aug 18 13:16:20 GMT 2015
Last Modified  :Tue Apr 18 04:00:51 GMT 2017
Last Published  :Tue Apr 18 04:00:51 GMT 2017
Summary :  Provides information about Parental Leaves of Absence

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    Under the Parental Leave law, similarly situated employees and faculty who are male or transgender are eligible to receive the same parental leave benefits as women.  All employees and faculty members who successfully complete a 90 day period at Tufts, regardless of their gender or gender identity, are entitled to take up to 8 weeks of unpaid parental leave.  Employees and faculty covered by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

    In addition to this law, Tufts has set a Parental Leave policy, which may entitle faculty and staff to paid parental leave benefits.  For more comprehensive information about the policy, for STAFF, please read the employee handbook for specific details about  paid and unpaid parental leaves, including adoption and foster. For FACULTY, please see the appropriate Faculty Affairs Handbook for your school.

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    leave of absence, gender neutral parental leave, G.L.c. 149 § 105D, adoption, foster