"Employees will earn (“accrue”) one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick time in a calendar year. Accruals will begin on the later of July 1, 2015 or the employee’s date of hire, and may not be used until the 90th calendar day after accrual begins.
Employees may use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year, either in hourly increments, or in the smallest increment that the employer’s payroll system uses to account for absences. If the employer already has a paid time off (PTO) or other paid leave policies, the new law does not require the employer also to provide additional paid sick time, so long as the employer allows the employee to use at least 40 hours per calendar year for the purposes allowed under the earned sick time law. Although employees are not entitled to use more than 40 hours in one calendar year, they may carry over up to 40 hours of unused earned sick time to the next calendar year. Thus, an employee could start a new calendar year with a “sick time bank” from the prior year that would be available for use immediately. Unlike vacation time, which is considered a form of wages, accrued unused sick time does not have to be paid upon termination of employment."
In short, users of Replicon's TimeAttend in Massachusetts will need to be able to track actual hours work in order to accrue the available sick time. TimeAttend seems to already have the functionality to support the carryover but will need new feature to accrue based on actual hours worked. It will also ideally not allow the use of sick time until the prescribed number of days since the start date of employment which under the current regulations is 90 calendar days.
This is an urgent request we need addressed by 7/1 or we will have to seek a new platform.