MA: Paid Benefits under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law


Presented by Andrew Eisenberg and Ellen Kearns at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Hosted by Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Webinar
Free

Most of the state’s paid family and medical leave benefits will become available on January 1, 2021, including

  • paid medical leave for an employee’s own serious health condition,
  • paid family leave to manage family affairs while a family member is on active duty overseas,
  • paid family leave to care for a family member who is a covered Service Member, and
  • paid family leave to bond with an employee’s child newly born, adopted, or placed in foster care with the employee.

Paid family leave benefits to care for a family member with a serious health condition will become available on July 1, 2021.

This webinar will focus on WHAT EMPLOYERS MUST DO between now and January 1, 2021 to address employees taking this paid leave. Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • When do employers need to notify their workforce about applying for benefits?
  • Should an employer apply for a private medical plan waiver if it has an STD plan that will cover an employee’s absence for his or her own serious health condition?
  • How does an employer integrate its own paid leave policies with the benefits of the new statute?
  • Do employers have to negotiate with a union regarding integrating paid leave under the contract with the benefits of the new statute?
  • What are the pros and cons of opting out of the state’s plan in favor of a private plan?
  • Other issues related to implementation of the state plan.

Cost: Complimentary

Continuing Education: HRCI / SHRM

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Pugh at rpugh@constangy.com

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