You are about to leave Risk Strategies website and view the content of an external website.
You are leaving risk-strategies.com
By accessing this link, you will be leaving Risk Strategies website and entering a website hosted by another party. Please be advised that you will no longer be subject to, or under the protection of, the privacy and security policies of Risk Strategies website. We encourage you to read and evaluate the privacy and security policies of the site you are entering, which may be different than those of Risk Strategies.
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “Department”) recently announced several changes in connection with the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”). Read on for more information discussing these changes.
Example: If an employer’s initial exemption effective date was January 1, 2020, the first date this employer can switch to the state plan without owing retroactive contributions is January 1, 2022.
For employer-provided paid time off (PTO), an employee may not use PTO while also receiving PFML benefits. Note that since there is a 7-day waiting period before PFML benefits begin, employees may use PTO during this 7-day waiting period with no consequence to their PFML benefit. Employees can also use PTO once their PFML period ends.
The Department is required to furnish an annual report, outlining details in connection with applications submitted for PFML benefits. This first annual report for 2021 provides details regarding applications submitted between January 1st and June 30th 2021 and can be accessed here.
Have questions? Connect with the Employee Benefits Practice directly