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Action Required: Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MAPFML)

Sep
24
2020

Date: September 24, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Location: Online

Paid leave benefits and rights under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (MAPFML) are set to begin on January 1, 2021, and there is no indication that the Commonwealth intends to delay this deadline. All employers doing business in Massachusetts should be taking steps now to prepare. Employers who are using the public option should be reviewing existing policies, plans and procedures to ensure that their paid leave practices are coordinated with the public benefits. Employers using the self-funded private option must prepare to file for exemptions, update plans and secure a bond by September 30, 2020, and employers using an insured private option must prepare to file for exemptions and secure an insurance policy by December 31, 2020. Self-funded employers will also need to arrange for claims administration services. Please join us for a webinar discussing what actions employers need to take now to comply with the MAPFML.

For more information, please visit our recent blog posts on these regulations, including Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Finalizes Revised Regulations: Here’s What You Need to Know and MAPFML 2020 Regulations – Focus on the Private Plan Exemption.

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Emma Follansbee

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Emma Follansbee is a Mintz attorney who counsels clients on employment and labor matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local laws, disciplinary investigations, and litigation. She was a Summer Associate at Mintz in 2016. Before law school, she was a Project Analyst at Mintz.
Natalie C. Young is a Mintz attorney who litigates employment disputes on a wide variety of employment and labor matters. Natalie's litigation practice includes non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims; and wage and hour compliance matters.
Patricia A. Moran is an experienced employee benefits attorney at Mintz. She advises clients on a variety of employee benefit plan matters. Patricia has also worked with the US Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, where she investigated employers on ERISA compliance.