Entries by Pamela Sande & Associates

MA PFML Updates

The MA Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) issued new updates to MA Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML). Please see our latest issue of HR Insights for an overview of the new updates as well as for an updated list of the seven major action items important to complete now through January 2020 for implementing PFML. Click […]

MA Paid Family & Medical Leave: Updated Regulations, Poster, Model Notice & Employer Guide

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (MA DFML) published updated proposed regulations on the Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Act (MA PFML) on March 29 that include significant clarifications to the first draft published in January.  In addition, the MA DFML released a user-friendly, informative Guide for employers on March 26, and […]

New Compliance Requirements Checklist

Here’s a quick checklist for three new compliance requirements for 2019: 1/1/2019: MA minimum wage increase from $11/hour to $12/hour 7/1/2019: MA Family and Medical Leave, mandatory contributions begin, and employers must start complying with the posting and notice requirements (Note: Paid leave benefits do not start until 1/1/2021) 11/30/2019: Annual filing of Health Insurance […]

Compensation & Benefits By The Numbers – 2019 Changes

Be sure to check out our updated HR @ Work Job Aid, Compensation and Benefits by the Numbers -2019 Changes. The job aid is a one-page reference tool that lists and compares all the limits, thresholds, and other compensation and benefits requirements for 2019 and 2018, including Massachusetts and federal minimum wage requirements, Social Security […]

Employees Under Age 18 Now Excluded from EMAC Supplement Assessment

The MA Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) recently announced that it modified the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) regulations to exclude employees under age 18 (minors) from the EMAC supplement tax assessment.  The change was made to prevent unintended consequences of the regulations. The EMAC supplement tax was created under An Act to Further Regulating […]