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 […]

Massachusetts Has Agreed to Adopt A 3- Month Delay to Paid Family and Medical Leave Contributions 

From Lexology, Jaclyn L. Kugell and Tracy Thomas Boland report a 3 month delay in the requirement to collect medical leave contributions. They wri Late yesterday (June 11, 2019), Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued the following joint statement: “To ensure businesses have adequate time to implement the state’s Paid […]

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Federal Judge Confirms That Massachusetts’ New Non-Compete Law Does Not Require Garden Leave or Massachusetts Choice of Law 

From Lexology, Dawn Mertineit and Anne V. Dunne discuss a recent Massachusetts case in which suggests that the new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (“MNCA”) does not require agreements  to include a choice of law provision or a “garden leave” provision (a provision that requires the employee to be paid during a notice period during which the employee […]

Questions and Answers on the New Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

From JDSupra: Questions and Answers on the New Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Lawby Stephanie Merabet, David Santeusanio  |  Holland & Knight LLP The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave on March 29, 2019, published revised draft regulations on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law for public comment. On July 1, 2019, the […]

Alert: Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Start Date Delayed Three Months 

From JDSupra, Cooley LLP reports a delay in the start date for companies to make payroll contributions to the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. Cooley reports: On June 11, 2019, following pressure from business leaders, Massachusetts state officials agreed to a three-month delay before companies are required to make payroll tax […]

Breaking News—Massachusetts DFML Clarifies That Businesses Do Not Have To Provide Written Notice To 1099 Contractors Where Such Contractors Make Up 50% Or Less Of Their Massachusetts Workforce 

From JDSupra, Ariel Cudkowicz, Christina Duszlak, Daniel Klein, and Molly Mooney report on clarifications by the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) on notices required by Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Law to independent contractors. They write: Under the Massachusetts PFML Law, only employers with more than 50% of their Massachusetts workforce […]

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Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know Now

From Mintz Levin, Emma Follansbee provides an excellent overview of the FAQs and draft regulations. Emma writes: Key Takeaways from the Department FAQs and Draft Regulations Both the FAQs and draft regulations provide helpful clarification on MAPFL’s key provisions (M.G.L. c. 175M). Note that the regulations are still subject to further change and clarification. Who […]