How New Mass. Family Leave Interacts With Existing Laws

Law360 (February 25, 2021, 3:24 PM EST) -- As of Jan. 1, Massachusetts employees can start applying for paid parental and family leave, or PFML, benefits. With so many laws and benefits to keep track of, it is easy to get confused. Below is a quick refresher on key principles to keep in mind when handling parental leave requests and some real-life scenarios bringing these principles together.

Key Principles

An Alphabet Soup of Leave Entitlements

All leave entitlements for which an employee may be eligible under federal and state law must be considered when handling leave requests.

PFML

The PFML applies to nearly all Massachusetts employers. All Massachusetts eligible[1] employees...

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