First PFML deadlines are approaching--are you ready?

For the past year, we've been helping Massachusetts employers prepare for the upcoming "Grand Bargain" legislation, which, among other things, mandates paid family and medical leave (PFML) for employees. Although employees will not be entitled to receive PFML benefits until January 1, 2021, covered employers must start making wage deductions on July 1, 2019, to fund contributions to the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML), which will be due with your October 2019 quarterly tax payments. You must also meet certain notice requirements under the PFML law and, if you haven't already, consider whether you want to opt out and institute a private plan. The DFML recently announced several important changes to upcoming deadlines and provided additional information about the PFML law, which goes into effect July 1.

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