Eligible Workers May Begin Requesting Paid Family and Medical Leave

As of January 1, 2021, workers can request benefits under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML, as enacted in 2018). (See the July 10, 2018, and August 18, 2020, editions of Compliance Corner for discussions of the PFML and the finalized rules.)

Beginning in January, workers can begin to apply for leave to welcome a new child into their family, for their own serious health condition and for certain military considerations. In July 2021, workers will be able to apply for leave to care for an ill relative.

Employers should be aware that workers may begin to request this leave. For more information about the law, ask your advisor for a copy of our white paper on Massachusetts PFML.

Press Release on the Launch of PFML Benefit »