Massachusetts Issues Proposed Amendments to Paid Family and Medical Leave Regulations

2020-05-19T13:07:44+00:00 May 19th, 2020|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, COVID-19, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The latest update in the rollout of paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts is proposed amendments to regulations issued under the Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“Act”), M.G.L. c. 175M. The Act entitles workers to up to 20 weeks of job-protected medical leave starting January 1, 2021 and up

The Small Business Administration and Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Issue Guidances Addressing an Employer’s Options When an Employee Refuses to Return to Work

2020-05-15T20:55:24+00:00 May 15th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Human Resources Compliance, Julie M. Muller, Kathleen O'Toole, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , , |

With Governor Baker’s announcement earlier this week of the Commonwealth’s four-phase approach to re-opening businesses, many employers are turning their attention and making plans to re-open their workplaces and re-hire employees who were laid off or furloughed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The four-phase approach is a gradual process to

Massachusetts Issues Guidance on Private Insurance Plans for Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits

2020-05-18T16:19:12+00:00 April 17th, 2020|Categories: Catherine M. DiVita, COVID-19, FMLA, Human Resources Compliance, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With the unprecedented issues raised by COVID-19 in Massachusetts and around the world, paid family and medical leave (“PFML”) has become more important than ever. Massachusetts continues to implement its Paid Family Medical Leave Act (“Act”), G. L. c. 175M, which was enacted in June, 2018. The Act entitles workers