The Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office is Giving Employees Paid Parental Leave

by | 27 Jun, 2017

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Deborah Goldberg, Massachusetts’ state Treasurer, has announced that 175 office employees will now be eligible to receive up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. This new policy, which was adopted on June 3, 2015, and effective immediately, applies to both men and women that have been employed with the Treasurer’s office for at least six months, and who have recently had a baby, adopted a child or are fostering a child. Goldberg created the new policy for employees of the State Treasurer’s office in hopes of building a more productive workplace.

The Future of Paid Parental Leave

While this new policy may seem insignificant, affecting only 175 Massachusetts employees, the potential ramifications are actually quite substantial. Laws like this, if taken to the same level as the Treasurer’s office policy, could pave the way for a larger-scale social program that could have a devastating impact on small businesses.

Some legislators have expressed interest in expanding paid parental leave statewide. To read more about the future of paid parental leave, view the Boston Business Journal’s full article here.

Tom DiSilva
Tom DiSilva has been providing professional human resource services for over 30 years. As the CEO of Navigate PEO, he actively partners with organizations of all sizes in the Greater New England area and across the country to help their businesses grow. He has expertise in HR and Labor Management, offering guidance and support for key areas of business such as negotiations, operations management, employee coaching, and employee benefits design. . He is an active member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), Professional Association of Co-Employers (PACE), and The American Payroll Association (APA). He is deeply committed to giving back to the community both personally and through Navigate Cares, which provides support for several nonprofit organizations such as the USO, The Boys & Girls Club, and the 3Point Foundation.

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