In 2018, Massachusetts signed into law a statute that provides paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits to workers. As you can see from the relevant website https://www.mass.gov/info-details/timeline-of-paid-family-and-medical-leave-contributions-and-benefits the draft regulations are currently available for review; public comments and hearings are currently scheduled for 3/29/19; final regulations and employee/employer contributions begin on July 1, 2019; and many benefits will be available beginning on January 1, 2021 with a second phase in date of 7/1/19.
Since the regulations aren’t finalized as yet, we will not go into specific details about the law. For a good discussion of the impact on you and your employees, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/paid-family-medical-leave-for-employers-faq.
HMA will be posting additional blog entries once the regulations are finalized.