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Paid Family Medical Leave Postponed

The Department of Family and Medical Leave has issued a press release (available here) clarifying the effects of the decision to delay implementation of the paid family and medical leave law until October 1, 2019. To compensate for the delay: The contribution rate will be adjusted from .63% to .75% of qualified earnings; Employers have until September 30, 2019 to notify all covered individuals of their rights under the Paid Family Medical Leave law (updated notices will be available here); Employers have until December 20, 2019 to apply for an exemption from paid family and medical leave contributions; and Employers have until January 31, 2020 to remit contributions for the October 1 – December 31, 2019 quarter through MassTaxConnect.

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