In 2018, Massachusetts enacted a law requiring paid family and medical leave for employees and self-employed workers. To pay for the leave, the new law provided for a payroll tax increase amounting to 0.63 percent of each employee’s wages. Employees who need leave apply to a Security Trust Fund for wage replacement according to a formula that is capped at $850/week. Employers’ compliance obligations begin in the summer of 2019.
On January 23, 2019, the Department of Family and Medical Leave, which was established under the new law, and is responsible for issuing regulations implementing the law, published draft regulations for public input. The draft regulations cover a host of issues, including
- Employer registration and filing requirements
- The allocation of contributions between family leave and medical leave
- The maintenance and auditing of private, employer-sponsored leave plans, and
- The approval and processing of benefits claims, and
- The interaction between leave under the new law and other leave laws
This webinar will discuss the new regulations and provide answers on how the new law is likely to be implemented.
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