Massachusetts Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave Releases Proposed Amendments to State’s PFML Law 

From JDSupra, Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper, Eduardo Quiroga, and Anastasia Regne discuss proposed changes to Massachusetts’ Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) statute. Nancy, Eduardo and Anastasia write: As we have previously reported, since June 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “DFML”) has proposed and adopted several “technical changes” and clarifications to the Massachusetts […]

Massachusetts PFML Quarterly Returns and Contributions Due By January 31, 2020 

From JDSupra, Daniel Klein and Molly Mooney provide guidance on employers’ responsibilities to report wages under Massachusetts’ Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. Daniel and Molly write: Seyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) reported on guidance it received from the Department of Revenue regarding how employers participating in the Commonwealth’s […]

The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Quarterly Contributions Are Due January 31, 2020 

From JDSupra, Patricia Moran and Natalie Young provide a reminder that quarterly contributions are due on January 31, 2020. Patricia and Natalie write: Under the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, M.G.L c. 175M (“MAPFML”), employees and other covered individuals in the Commonwealth will be entitled to a generous set of new paid […]

New Year Brings New Obligations for Massachusetts Employers 

From JDSupra, Robert Fisher of Seyfarth Shaw LLP reviews the changes in labor laws for 2020. Seyfarth Synopsis: As we prepare to enter 2020, employers with a presence in Massachusetts should be mindful of certain changes to the wage and hour laws that will take effect in the new year. Most of these changes stem […]

Massachusetts Rings In The New Year With New Employment Laws 

From JDSupra, Andrew Eisenberg and Matthew Steinberg of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP discuss changes to Massachusetts employment laws for 2020. Andrew and Matthew write: On January 1, some important changes to Massachusetts employment law took effect. Below are the highlights: Paid Family and Medical Leave In 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the so-called […]

Mass. DFML on Contractors “25 Covered Individuals” Threshold

From The National Law Review, Nancy L. Gunzenhauser Popper and Anastasia A. Regne discuss when independent contractors are included under Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. Nancy and Anastasia write: The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (“DFML”) has been providing on-going substantive and procedural regulations and guidance to effectuate the state’s Paid […]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave: The Final Regulations and Related Tax Considerations

From Morgan Lewis, Douglas T. Schwarz, Sean D. Callaghan and Mary B. Hevener provide an update on the final regulations for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave. Handy helped the company where I worked a number of years ago and was outstanding. They write: The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (the Department) published its […]

Withholdings to Fund Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Set to Begin October 1 

From Lexology, Brian E. Lewis and Jeffrey S. Brody provide reminders about employers’ October 1st obligations under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA). Brian and Jeff write: After an initial delay, payroll and wage withholdings to fund the Massachusetts paid family and medical leave program are set to begin on October 1. The Massachusetts […]

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave: Where Do We Stand With the Upcoming Deadlines? 

From Mondaq, Tracy Cole, Fanny A. Ferdman, Amanda L. Van Hoose Garofalo, Paul Rosenberg, Saima Z. Sheikh, Amy J. Traub and Marc-Joseph Gansah of Baker Hostetler provide guidance for complying with Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) legislation. They write: As previously reported in our Employment Law Spotlight blog last summer, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive bill requiring employers […]