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Massachusetts Leave Laws Made Simple

The contours and intersection of Massachusetts leave laws and their interplay with employers’ private plans and policies

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    In Massachusetts, employees are eligible for paid and unpaid leave in a range of situations, benefiting from the protection of a myriad of state and federal laws. These include the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML), federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Act (DVLA), and the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), among others. Often, these leave laws intersect with each other, creating many questions for employers and employees. Learn about the contours of each law and their intersection, as well as their interplay with employers’ private plans and policies. The panelists provide hypothetical examples to highlight the practical nuances seen in the workplace. Ask your questions to personalize the agenda.

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    • 9:00 - 9:05 am

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 9:05 - 9:45 am

      Overview of Leave Laws: FMLA, PFML, Earned Sick Time, DVLA, PWFA, and Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Protected by M.G.L. c. 151B, § 4(16) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA)

    • 9:45 - 10:40 am

      PFML in Depth: Benefit and Allotment Calculation, Portability of Eligibility and Benefits Following a Change in Employment or Change in Provider, and Employers’ Notice Obligations

      William J. Alpine, Jr., Esq., Commonwealth of MA Department of Family and Medical Leave , Boston
    • 10:40 - 10:45 am


    • 10:45 - 11:30 am

      Benefits Coordination: Interplay of PFML with Private Plans, Internal Policies, Short-Term Disability and the FMLA

    • 11:30 - 12:00 pm

      Hypotheticals, "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session and Key Takeaways


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    William J. Alpine, Jr., Esq., Commonwealth of MA Department of Family and Medical Leave, Boston