= Employer action
Now Employers should already be hanging the PFML workplace poster in their workplaces Download the poster here.
Now Massachusetts employers must apply for an exemption if they wish to offer a private plan instead of the state plan. For approval, they will need to demonstrate that their private plan meets or exceeds the state plan’s benefits, and requirements. See details about exemptions and submitting requests here.
7/1/21 Benefits available to care for a family member with a serious health condition
1/31/21 Contributions/reporting is due the last day of the month following a calendar quarter’s close.
1/1/21 Benefits available for welcoming a new child, personal medical leave, and specific events related to a family member's active-duty military service
10/31/20 Contributions/reporting is due the last day of the month following a calendar quarter’s close.
7/31/20 Contributions/reporting is due the last day of the month following a calendar quarter’s close.
4/30/20 Deadline for employers to remit quarterly contributions
1/31/20 The first MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) deadline for employers to remit quarterly contributions (for 10/1/2019 - 12/31/2019) was January 31, 2020
12/20/19 Employer private plan exemption applications for first-quarter contributions due
10/1/19 Payroll withholdings began for program contributions, for employers who choose to go with the state program
9/30/19 Deadline to have given written notice to employees of the law and program, and received a signed acknowledgement from employees of that notice
7/1/19 Finalized regulations published