Preparing for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Massachusetts

The start of paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits in Massachusetts is just around the corner. As of January 1, 2021, Massachusetts employees will be able to take partially paid PFML leave for their own or a family member’s health condition, in relation to a family member’s service in the armed forces, and to bond with a new child.

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View this webinar on preparing for the start of these new PFML benefits on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Two of Foley Hoag’s Labor & Employment attorneys, Chris Feudo and Erin Olesen, break down the law’s requirements and provide insight on best practices. In particular, they discuss:

  • The benefits and the maximum entitlements provided under the law
  • Employee notice requirements
  • Return-to-work procedures
  • Coordination between existing leave policies and PFML leave
  • Employers’ obligations under the law
  • Different requirements for employers participating in the state plan and employers who are self-insured or offer benefits through private plans