Written by Terence P. McCourt and Jack S. Gearan

Beginning April 7, 2015, Massachusetts employers with six or more employees will be required to provide the same benefits and protections afforded by the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act to both male and female employees, including eight weeks of job-protected leave for adoption or birth of a child. The authors of this Client Alert discuss the Parental Leave Act in detail and suggest actions Massachusetts employers should take before April to ensure that their policies and practices are compliant with the new law.

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