Massachusetts Revises Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefit Notice; Updated EEOC Workplace Discrimination Poster

State Update Overview

Date Updated November 2022
Labor Law Update Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave; federal EEO workplace discrimination laws
What Changed New payroll contributions and revised weekly benefit amount for MA PFML; revised federal poster
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Massachusetts Labor Law Poster

In November 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published a revised Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) notice.

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Update

  • Payroll contributions of up to 0.318% from a covered individual’s wages or other earnings
  • Increase in maximum weekly benefit of up to $1,129.82

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Workplace Discrimination Law Update

  • Revised poster includes additional information regarding who is protected, covered organizations, types of illegal employment discrimination, and types of employment practices that can be challenged as discriminatory.
  • Clarified process to file a discrimination complaint through the EEOC including updated websites and new phone number
  • Added QR code
  • Newly added information for the federal Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program and coverage of employees of a company with a federal contract or subcontract.
  • Clarified process to report a contractor who has violated its nondiscrimination or affirmative action obligations under OFCCP’s authorities.
  • Added access information for telecommunications relay services

Massachusetts Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within Massachusetts must post the Paid Family and Medical Leave notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Massachusetts & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Massachusetts Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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