Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave

The state of Massachusetts has issued a new Paid Family and Medical Leave poster for all employers in the state. All businesses in the state are required to post this new poster. The Paid Family and Medical Leave (PMFL) law will go into effect on July 1, 2019 and the new poster states that:

Beginning on July 1, 2019:

  • Employers will deduct payroll contributions from a covered individual’s wages or other earnings to fund PFML benefits.

Beginning on January 1, 2021:

  • Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave in a benefit year if they have a serious health condition that incapacitates them from work.
  • Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid family leave in a benefit year related to the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child, or because of a qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a family member is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call to active duty in the Armed Forces.
  • Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid family leave in a benefit year to care for a family member who is a covered service member with a serious health condition.

Beginning on July 1, 2021:

  • Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

All employers are required to provide this notice to employees by law or face fines.

Notice Date: 4/1/2019
Suggested Post Date: 7/1/2019

Order the All-in-One Massachusetts Poster with these latest updates to stay compliant with state labor laws. Labor Law Center continually monitors local, state and federal posting requirements and has been helping thousands of businesses maintain compliance since 1999.

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