Notification to Employees Postponed Until September 30, 2019, for the Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave

June 17, 2019

With the extension of the implementation of the withholdings the required contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) by three months, the legislature has also agreed to extend the notification deadline for providing employees and independent contractors written notice of this new law to September 30, 2019. The recommended notices are available at the Department of Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave’s website at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informing-your-workforce-about-paid-family-and-medical-leave.

Additionally, it appears that the contribution rate will be increased to 0.75% to ensure that the PFML program will receive enough contributions to be fully funded before it starts paying benefits. You can obtain further information about the contribution and how it is broken down depending on employer size at this link https://www.mass.gov/info-details/family-and-medical-leave-contribution-rates-for-employers. Further updates on this law will be posted soon!

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