Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules

The agency responsible for administering Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) recently released its PFML regulations outlining two types of leaves, which will become effective January 1, 2020.

According to Nixon Peabody:

“Eligible employees may take up to twelve (12) weeks of paid family leave per benefit year to care for family members, and up to twenty (20) weeks of paid medical leave in a benefit year to attend to their own serious medical needs, but the total combined benefit leave (family and medical) allowed is capped at twenty-six (26) weeks.”

To fund these new leave policies, a new state payroll tax will go into effect July 1, 2019.

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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Nixon Peabody on March 29, 2019, written by Christopher J. Higgins and Jeffrey B. Gilbreth.

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