Archives for January 2012

Massachusetts to Grant Work Leave Rights to Domestic Violence Victims?

By an overwhelming vote of 34-0, the Massachusetts State Senate voted on January 12 to grant victims of domestic violence up to 15 days of annual leave. The bill is not yet law as it must be approved by the state’s house of representatives and then signed by Governor Deval Patrick. Given the lack of dissent in the Senate, however — one brave Senator did vote “present” in apparent protest, a move that suggests opposition in the House will be hard to come by — the law seems likely to be enacted sometime soon. [Read more…]