• Governor Patrick Signs Parental Leave Law
  • April 6, 2015 | Author: Kier Wachterhauser
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On January 7, 2015, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Parental Leave” into law (the “Act”). This Act replaces the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”), and extends parental leave rights to both men and women. While similar to the MMLA in many respects, there are important differences of which employers need to be aware when updating policies and procedures in light of this new law.