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Briefing for Employers on Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Slated for Sept. 10

SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. will host a morning briefing for employers on Tuesday, Sept. 10 about the final Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations in Massachusetts and what employers must do to prepare. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel on Boland Way.

“The PFML program provides temporary income replacement to eligible workers for various reasons and is funded through mandatory payroll contributions,” said attorney Amelia Holstrom, partner at Skoler Abbott. “This event will let employers know what they should and must do before October 1, 2019, when payroll deductions begin, and before January 1, 2021, when employees can begin taking leave.” 

Presenters, including attorneys at Skoler Abbott and guest speakers Michael Doheny of the executive office of Labor and Workforce Development and Mark Adams from the Employers Assoc. of the NortheEast, will discuss changes made in the final PFML regulations and what employers must do to prepare for the new law.

Topics will include a summary of the PFML’s coverage and leave provisions, with discussion on intersection with federal FMLA and other laws like the Massachusetts sick-time law; review and analysis of the final regulations; important deadlines for employers; key components of the new law and how they will impact organizations and employees; calculating and collecting contributions from the workforce; notifying employees about the new law; and exemptions and how to apply for them.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. The fee to attend the seminar is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast. To register, employers can visit skoler-abbott.com/training-programs. For more information, call (413) 737-4753.