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Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”)

On June 28, 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted M.G.L. c. 17 5M, which established Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) for Massachusetts employers and eligible employees. Most provisions of this law become effective on January 1, 2021.


This memo provides an overview of PFML and instructions for how to process PFML for Commonwealth employees in HR/CMS. Executive Department agencies should refer to the Executive Department’s Family and Medical Leave Handbook for detailed instructions and policies on administering leave.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE COMMONWEALTH

William McNamara, Comptroller of the Commonwealth

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