State Issues MA PFML Intermittent Leave Guidance
February 2, 2021
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.

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