Delay MA Paid Family Med Leave Contributions

June 12, 2019 |

In the good news, bad news category, legislative leaders and the Governor have agreed to a 3 month delay in implementing the payroll contribution for the Paid Family Medical Leave in Massachusetts. Most likely to be voted on today, the delay will move back the July 1 start of contributions to the fund to October 1.

In the bad news category, the contribution rate will be increased with the October 1 start to play catch up:

The delay will not reduce total contributions paid to the new family and medical leave trust fund because the state will increase the contribution rate from .63 percent to .75 percent of wages. 

Every fall beginning 2021, the administration will decide whether to change or keep the rate.

The date for the leave benefit to begin remains the same, January 1, 2021.

Oh boy.  This law just keeps us all on our toes. We will keep you on yours as new details emerge.

 

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