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In 2018, Massachusetts signed into law a statute that provides paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits to workers. Massachusetts becomes only the sixth state, along with the District of Columbia, to require paid leave. The state has yet to issue final regulations, but they did provide updated draft regulations at the end of March. Although benefits will not be paid until January 2021, employers have obligations to notify employees of this law now. The withholding and reporting obligations begin on July 1st, 2019.

Employers must notify their workforce about the law including the benefits and protections that apply to them. This is a two-part requirement and includes a workplace poster and a written notice to employees. 

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Paula Drozdal Connors, Senior Vice President at the Hilb Group of New England, part of the Sapers & Wallack organization, answers questions about our May blog, “The New Paid Family Medical Leave Law in Massachusetts”Share this postFacebook0TwitterLinkedinPinterest0

Tom Connors, Managing Director of Group Benefits for the Hilb Group – part of the Sapers & Wallack organization – answers 3 questions about our January blog, “Financial Incentive Guidelines for Wellness Programs”. Listen to our podcast here: Share this postFacebook0TwitterLinkedinPinterest0

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