The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML) exemption and workforce notification deadline extensions.
Employer Notice to Employees Deadline Extended
The deadline to meet the necessary notice requirements has been extended from May 31st, to June 30th, 2019. As a reminder, employers must complete these requirements by June 30th:
Quarter One Exemption Deadline Extended
Employers are being given additional time to consider private plan options. For first quarter contributions only, the state has extended the deadline to file for a private plan exemption from June 30th to September 20th, 2019. For requests submitted after September 20th, applications must be approved in the quarter prior to the quarter in which they go into effect. The state also made it clear that this extension only impacts contribution requirements if the exemption request is approved. It does not apply for denied applications.
If you have questions about the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and how it impacts you and your business, contact a member of your DGC Client Service Team or Dawn Hagman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP at 781-937-5345 / firstname.lastname@example.org.