PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
Over the last year, RogersGray has spent the majority of our time and energy helping clients navigate the Private PFML market by helping obtain proposals, going through our financial analysis tool, and assisting through the exemption filing process. We’re here to make sure you’re informed and prepared when it comes to PFML.
What is Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)?
Paid Family & Medical Leave is a state-offered benefit for anyone who works in Massachusetts and is eligible to take up to 26 weeks of paid leave for medical or family reasons.
Administrative checklist for 2021:
The start date PFML Act is very quickly approaching. January 1st, 2021 businesses need to be prepared for a world with PFML.
- PFML POLICY: A written PFML policy must be added to your handbook and distributed to employees
- UPDATED JOB DESCRIPTIONS: When an employee submits for leave, the legislation refers to employees being able to perform the duties of their job per the specific job description.
- STAFF KNOWLEDGE: Ensure your HR team, managers and employees understand the variety of leave programs that are available along with the differences between them.
- UNDERSTANDING OF BENEFITS: Understand how your in-force disability benefits coordinate with PFML There is going to be confusion around the administrative handling of PFML with other leave policies like Sick Pay, federal FMLA, vacation time, other company policies, etc. However, the coordination with Short- and Long-Term Disability is a conversation that should take place prior to PFML beginning in January.
Articles & Resources
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FROM OUR BLOG
It’s important for employers and their employees to understand how Paid Family & Medical Leave works in conjunction with Short- and Long-Term Disability benefits.
MA Paid Family & Medical Leave is in effect for Massachusetts employers as of January 1, 2021. This checklist details what MA organizations need to consider when administering MA PFML policies.
“A Look Back” in 2018, as part of the “Grand Bargain” legislation, Massachusetts officially introduced a Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) program. The compromise legislation created a permanent sales tax holiday, lay the framework for an increase to the state's...