The Department of Family and Medical Leave (the “Department”) has issued a press release (available here) clarifying the effects of the Legislature’s 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 on the Department website);
- 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.
Stay tuned for future Kurker Paget LLC updates on these developing issues.