The Massachusetts House and Senate, and the Administration of Gov. Charlie Baker issued a joint announcement today, saying that the beginning of deductions under the state Paid Family and Medical Leave law will be suspended for three months.

Before today’s announcement, the deductions were scheduled to begin on July 1.

According to a statement signed by Gov. Baker (R), Senate President Karen Spilka (D), and House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D),

To ensure businesses have adequate time to implement the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program, the House, Senate, and Administration have agreed to adopt a three month delay to the start of required contributions to the program. We will also adopt technical changes to clarify program design. We look forward to the successful implementation of this program this fall.

Our most significant prior coverage of the Paid Family and Medical Leave law is available here:

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