Department of Family and Medical Leave Announces Extension of Time to Provide Notice to Employees

On May 1st, the Commonwealth’s Department of Family and Medical Leave announced that the deadline for the employer notice to employees has been extended from May 31, 2019 to June 30, 2019.  The notice, which may be provided electronically, must include the opportunity for an employee or self-employed individual (which would include independent contractors) to acknowledge receipt or decline to acknowledge receipt of the information.

It is anticipated that the Department will be publishing further updates as the final regulations deadline of July 1, 2019 approaches.  We will continue to provide updates as appropriate. 

If you have any questions on the above requirements or concerning the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, please contact any member of Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group.    

About Bob Kilroy

Bob is a partner and chair of the firm's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group, where he specializes in employment litigation in defense of corporations and their executives. He routinely appears in federal and state courts throughout New England and beyond, as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Civil Service Commission in defense of claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage payment violations. Bob also has extensive experience in both defense and enforcement of non-compete agreements. In addition, he represents management for both governmental and private-sector employers in grievance arbitrations filed by unions, with particular emphasis on the health care industry. Apart from his employment litigation practice, Bob advises clients on a broad range of employment and human resource-related issues.
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