Effective July 1, 2019, final regulations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML) are now available for review by employees and employers.
The final regulations come on the tail of a three-month delay of the start of employers paying into the state leave program. The new family and medical leave law goes into effect in stages, with employees beginning to see benefits beginning in 2021:
(Graphic Source: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/timeline-of-paid-family-and-medical-leave-contributions-and-benefits). Employers have until September 30, 2019 to complete mandatory, documented disclosures to covered employees and other individuals of their rights under the law.
For more on the expansion of employee family and medical leave rights in Massachusetts, read Bennett & Belfort’s blog entry on the topic, and feel free to contact Bennett & Belfort P.C.