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Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave (6/30/19; 7/1/19; more)

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On May 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) offered Massachusetts businesses a temporary reprieve by extending two key deadlines critical to the implementation of the Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave law (PFML). First, employers will now have until June 30, 2019 to provide written notice to covered individuals of their rights and obligations under the PFML. Second, businesses will now have until September 20, 2019 to file an application for a private plan exemption.

Massachusetts Extends Critical Compliance Deadlines Under the Paid Family Medical Leave Law
Littler | May 2019

Massachusetts Extends Deadlines for PFMLA Notice to Employees and Private Plan Exemptions
Jackson Lewis | May 2019

Important dates:  notice deadline is 6/30/2019
                               employer contributions begin 7/1/2019
                               employee payouts begin 1/1/2021

Text of the measure can be found here.
Draft regulations, FAQs, contributions rates, poster, and more can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave website.
Employer Guide can be found here.
Template Notices can be found here.

Updates

Updated Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Act Regulations Offer Additional Guidance As July 1 Effective Date Draws Near
Littler | Apr 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Employers Need to Know Before July 1, 2019
Ogletree | Apr 2019

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Part: Key Differences in the Revised Regulations
Mintz | Apr 2019

New Updates to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave: Preparing for July 1st
Proskauer | Apr 2019

Agency Issues Proposed Regulations

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave — What you need to know right now
Nixon Peabody | Mar 2019

Massachusetts Releases Draft Regulations, Contribution Rates for State Paid Family and Medical Leave
Jackson Lewis | Jan 2019

Massachusetts Offers Further Clarification On Its Paid Family And Medical Leave Law: What Employers Should Know
Seyfarth | Jan 2019

State Department Website Sheds Light On New Massachusetts Paid FMLA
Bowditch & Dewey | Jan 2019

2018 News

Newly Created Massachusetts Agency Issues First Guidance On Paid Leave Law
Fisher Phillips via SHRM | Nov 2018

Massachusetts Raises Minimum Wage, Mandates Paid Family and Medical Leave
Jackson Lewis via SHRM | Jun 2018



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