TSS - Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Act

Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Act

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First Published  :Tue Aug 18 13:11:25 GMT 2015
Last Modified  :Fri Nov 17 13:53:55 GMT 2017
Last Published  :Fri Nov 17 13:53:55 GMT 2017
Summary :  Provides a description of this State of MA action for employees


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    Employees may take up to 15 days of unpaid leave to address the effects of domestic violence and abuse.  These include days for medical attention, counseling, victim services, legal assistance, to secure housing, obtain protective orders, meet with law enforcement, attend child custody proceedings or other issues directly related to the abuse behavior against the employee or the employee's family member.  Employees are required to use their accrued paid time off before taking unpaid domestic violence leave.  There is no wait period of employment to qualify for this type of leave of absence.  Domestic Violence Leave Act time can be taken intermittently.  

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    unpaid leave, MDVLA, G.L.c.149 § 52E