Keywords: Massachusetts Wage Act. Massachusetts Port Authority. Public Employment, Sick leave benefits.
The Appeals Court today issued its decision in TZE-KIT MUI vs. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY in which it held that accrued sick leave are not wages under the MA Wage Act. Justice Budd wrote: “Upon review, we discern no reason to conclude that the Legislature intended to include sick pay as ‘wages’ under the Wage Act. . . . Because accrued, unused sick time is not compensable under a ‘use it or lose it’ sick time policy, such time clearly is not a wage under the act.” Click here for the full text of the case.