Legislative Alert
June 26, 2019
Updated Items; MA Paid Family & Medical 3 Month Delay
Following Massachusetts legislators announcement of a three-month delay in the roll out of the new MA Paid Family & Medical Leave legislation, the state has updated their site to include many important updates for employers. 

Updated Notification Requirements

  • Updated Workplace Poster - All MA employers must display the updated workplace poster (includes date changes) in a place where it can be easily read.

  • Written Notice Requirements - Employers that provided written notice to their workforce prior to the June 14, 2019 delay announcement will need to provide employees with a rate update sheet that explains the new contributions and dates by September 30, 2019.

  • Employers that fail to provide the necessary notifications in accordance to the state's guidelines may be subject to penalties.

Additional Updated Resources

Please note, we have received a number of inquiries on how employers are deciding to handle the required contributions (i.e. should we pay for the entire contribution or the state minimum?). The majority of our clients have indicated they will be paying the required contributions; a few have indicated they may pay additional amounts on behalf of their employees to be consistent with what they do in other states.

The state has pulled together a helpful Contribution Calculator to help employers weigh the financial impact of different contribution split scenarios.
Please feel free to reach out to any member of the Sullivan Benefits team with your questions. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor and provide updates as we learn more. 
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