Webinar Recording

Oct 14, 2020

Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Takes Effect January 1st: Are You Ready?

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Effective January 1, 2021, Massachusetts workers will be eligible for paid family and medical leave under the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. In this webinar, members of Seyfarth's Boston office discuss recent DFML and regulatory developments and best practices for finalizing your policies and preparations for the January 1 implementation date.

Specific topics covered during the program include:

  • Updates on the revised PFML regulations
  • Best practices for revising policies and handbooks
  • Requirements/process for employee claims for State benefits
  • Interaction with other leave laws and employer-provided leave policies
  • Employer obligations and deadlines post-January 1
  • Employer obligations for the appeals process for denial of benefits (for private and public plans)
  • Training managers

This recording is eligible for CLE credit in CA, IL, NY, and NJ. Credit is pending in TX.  All other jurisdictions will be applied for as requested, but please note that not all states allow for distance learning so some states will be ineligible. To request CLE credit, fill out this form and return it to CLE@seyfarth.com.  If you have questions about jurisdictions, please email CLE@seyfarth.com. CLE credit for this recording expires on 10/13/2021.