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  • Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Allows Adding Accrued Sick, Vacation Pay to Benefits

    A provision in the enacted state budget for fiscal year 2023 amends the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) to provide employers and employees more flexibility to use other accrued benefits to supplement paid benefits received from the state. Find out more here. Continue Reading
    July 28, 2022
  • Massachusetts to End COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

    On February 28, 2022, the Executive Office for Administration and Finance sent official notice to employers that the program established in May 2021 would be ending on March 15, 2022. Employers must continue to offer leave to eligible employees through March 15. (For program details, see our article, Massachusetts Employers Must Provide Up to 40 Hours... Continue Reading
    March 11, 2022
  • Massachusetts Department of Paid Family Leave Releases New Guidance

    The current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis have brought paid family and medical leave to the forefront of the national consciousness. While the federal government and other states have created new, immediately effective, paid family and medical leave laws, Massachusetts has remained committed to the existing timeframe for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act... Continue Reading
    April 10, 2020
  • Withholdings to Fund Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Set to Begin October 1

    After an initial delay, payroll and wage withholdings to fund the Massachusetts paid family and medical leave program are set to begin on October 1. The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) established a fund that will allow employees in the Commonwealth to begin taking paid leave in 2021 for their own serious...… Continue Reading The post Withholdings to Fund Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Set to Begin October 1 appeared first on Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog.
    September 30, 2019