New State Guidance Sets Private Plan Minimum Intermittent Leave Increments to 1 Hour for Non-Bonding Leaves
On December 23, 2020, the State issued guidance on their website clarifying intermittent leave and reduced leave schedules. The new guidance sets minimum intermittent leave increments for non-bonding leaves (medical leave for one's own serious health condition, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness, or leave for a qualifying military exigency) to one hour. Intermittent leave for bonding with a new child still requires mutual agreement between the employer and employee.
If you have secured your MA PFML benefits through a private insurer and your policy has already been issued, you can expect to receive an updated policy.