A June 13 article published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reported that Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker and lawmakers reached an agreement to delay the start of a payroll tax to fund Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits for all Massachusetts workers. The article quoted Mintz Member Katharine Beattie extensively in response to the development and on employer concerns related to the law.
“This delay will be welcome news for employers, especially small businesses and those companies exploring the private plan option,” she said. “Many unanswered questions remain, though, so hopefully the Legislature’s changes to the program design will clarify the open issues,” she said.
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