Massachusetts Updates Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefit
Posted on August 8, 2021 byLaborLawCenter™
State Update Overview
|Date Updated||July 2021|
|Labor Law Update||Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave|
|What Changed||Revised paid family and medical leave benefit|
|Mandatory or Non-Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Updated Poster||Massachusetts Labor Law Poster|
In July 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave published a revised Paid Family and Medical Leave notice.
Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Update
- Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave for a serious health condition.
- Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 12 weeks of paid family leave related to the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child, or to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or because of a qualified exigency arising from a family member in the military.
- Covered individuals may be entitled to up to 26 weeks of paid family leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition.
- Employers may deduct payroll contributions from an individual’s wages. An individual’s average weekly earnings determine his or her benefit amount.
- A covered individual under the law has earned more than 30 times the expected benefit.
- Employers must continue to provide employment-related health insurance benefits during family and medical leave.
Massachusetts Labor Law Poster Update
All businesses within Massachusetts must post information on Paid Family and Medical Leave 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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