Law Requires Employer Contributions
Massachusetts has adopted a paid family and medical leave program, which will be funded by a payroll tax that becomes effective July 1, 2019. Employees can begin taking paid family and medical leave under the program in 2021. A summary of the program is below.
|Which employers are covered?||Employers with 1 or more employees|
|Which individuals are eligible for leave?||Employees who meet financial eligibility requirements for unemployment insurance (earned at least $4,700 during the last 4 completed calendar quarters, and 30 times the weekly benefit amount they would be eligible to collect)|
|Which life events qualify for leave?||
|For how long can leave last?||
|Who pays for the paid leave?||Both the employer and the employee. The leave program will be funded by a 0.63% payroll tax split between employers and employees that becomes effective July 1, 2019.|
Additional requirements and exceptions apply. Click here to read the law.