IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Massachusetts PFML Notifications
April 5, 2021
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 0.75% of eligible wages (those wages up to the social security limit) of which 0.62% of eligible wages go into the Medical Leave bucket and 0.13% goes into the Family leave bucket. The employer pays a minimum of 60% to the medical leave contributions – the employer has the option to contribute to the covered individual share if you so choose. The employee pays a maximum of 40% to the medical leave portion and 100% of the family leave. Employers of fewer than 25 covered individuals have no minimum contribution.
The poster to hang up with your other labor law posters can be obtained here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/paid-family-and-medical-leave-mandatory-workplace-poster/download
Please Note: This is a direct download for the English version. If you need other languages (any language 5 or more of your workers speak) there are other translations available.
For employers for 25 or more covered individuals: The individual notices to be delivered to your employees can be found by Clicking Here
For employers of fewer than 25 covered individuals: The individual notices to be delivered to your employees can be found by Clicking Here
Please Note: This is a direct download. You’ll need to enter your company name, address and FEIN on pg. 1, company name and check that you do not have a private plan on pg. 3, and company name and the contribution rates on pg. 5. Please get the employee’s signature on pg. 4
You should confirm with your payroll provider that your account is configured to begin these contribution withholdings on pay dates of October 1 or later.
The new Department of Family and Medical Leave has comprehensive information on the information requirements at their site: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informing-your-workforce-about-paid-family-and-medical-leave