– LEGAL NOTICE –
PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 1 SECTION 4.5 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF EVERETT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS Chapter 43, Section 23. ENROLLED: 10/11/2022
DATE OF PROPOSED ORDAINMENT: 10/24/2022
CITY COUNCIL………………………………………………….No. C0233-22
IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY-TWO
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES IN THE CITY OF EVERETT
Councilors /s/ Stephanie Martins, Stephanie V. Smith
Whereas: As of June 2022, the City of Everett currently does not have paid family medical leave and employees have to use their accrued sick or vacation time while out on family medical leave: and
Whereas: The current parental leave policies, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and Massachusetts Parental Leave Act, have focused on protecting parents’ jobs during unpaid leave. The lack of income during periods of parental leave is a factor in the wage gap experienced by many women and forces employees to return to work sooner than their particular family may really need with their newborn or newly adopted child; and
Whereas: The City of Everett wants to continue to attract the best candidates and be competi- tive with benefits other municipalities and the private sector offer to their employees as well as being a first-mover for municipalities in granting paid time off of work for family or medical reasons.
Now, therefore by the authority granted to the City Council of the City of Everett, Massachusetts to make ordinances:
Be it Ordained: by the City Council of the City of Everett, Massachusetts, and by the authority of the same as follows:
A full copy of the proposed Ordinance shall be located at the City Clerk’s Office for public inspection. A full copy of the proposed ordinance may also be found beginning on page 58 of the agenda packet for the October 11, 2022 regular meeting of the City Council which can be found at the following link: Packet_20221006144939094.pdf (cityofeverett.com)
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage by the City Council and subsequent approval by His Honor the Mayor.
A true copy attest
Sergio Cornelio, City Clerk October 14, 2022