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May 14, 2020

While we remain focused on the response to and consequences of COVID-19, there are other important developments to remain aware of.

On May 8, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) published proposed amendments to the Paid Family and Medical Leave regulations which codify prior guidance regarding covered contract workers, clarify the requirements for private plan exemptions...

February 24, 2020

Come next January, the Massachusetts Family and Medical Leave law continues its implementation as paid family leave benefits will be available to support workers who take leave in order to bond with a new child  and paid medical leave benefits will be available to support workers who take leave as a result of personal serious health conditions.  

With this phase of implementation also com...

December 13, 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Contributions Due

Under the new Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law employees and other covered individuals in the Commonwealth will be entitled to a generous set of new paid leave benefits and rights beginning January 1, 2021. While no benefits are available under the MA PFML until 2021, the first quarterly contributions to the Commonwealth's MA PFML fund...

September 30, 2019

IMPORTANT DEADLINE

Massachusetts employers have through today Monday, September 30, 2019 to ensure they distribute Individual notices to their employees.

Going forward, you will have 30 days in which to inform new employees with this notice; we recommend adding this document to your standard employee on-boarding packages.

For employers of 25 or more covered individuals...

The total contribution is 0....

September 11, 2019

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) issued new guidance regarding when 1099-MISC workers should be included in a business’s workforce count and whether the business needs to report them for the purposes of the Paid Family and Medical Leave program.

Over the course of the summer, DFML staff met with representatives from hundreds of businesses across the Commonwealth. During these dis...

August 14, 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (PFML) requires most private employers to provide employees (including 1099-MISC contract workers) with paid family and medical leave - up to 12 weeks for eligible employees to care for a family member, and up to 20 weeks for the employee’s own serious health condition.  Leave will be available beginning...

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