State Leaders Delay Start of Payroll Deductions for Paid Family and Medical Leave

After weeks of speculation, Governor Baker and leaders from the Massachusetts House of Representative and the Massachusetts Senate issued a joint statement that the payroll deductions for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Program will be delayed by three (3) months from the original July 1, 2019 start date.  The joint statement lacked details, and we expect further clarifications and amendments.  It is reasonable to expect changes to the amounts of the deductions and the notice requirements.  For now, it may be wise to wait to have employees sign the notices, as there will likely be changes. Please consult with your payroll provider and stay tuned for further guidance from the state.

If you have questions regarding paid family and medical leave, please contact Andrew M. Kepple,, or Michael P. Doherty,, or call us at 508-541-3000.


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