An Update on the MA Paid Family Medical Leave Law (PFML)
The implementation of tax withholdings under the PFML law has been delayed from July 1st until October 1st. This was announced late yesterday (Tuesday, June 11th). According to the Boston Globe, “State officials on Tuesday granted anxious business leaders their wish by agreeing to a three-month delay before assessing companies fees for a new paid family and medical leave program. These new taxes were supposed to kick in on July 1. Now, they’ll begin in October. The news came via a brief joint statement issued Tuesday night from Beacon Hill’s three leaders: Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo. They did not provide much additional detail, other than to note that the postponement should give businesses adequate time to implement the program, and that some minor changes will be made to its design." The Legislature still needs to vote to adopt the delay.
We will keep you posted as new information becomes available.