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Those closely following the timeline for implementation of Massachusetts’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave, are aware that on July 1, 2019, employers were required to begin to make payroll deductions for the paid leave.   Did you see the “were,” in that last sentence.  That is not a typo. Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karn Spilka, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced an agreement that the taxes which were supposed to kick in on July…
  UPDATE: The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave announced that along with the start of contributions being delayed from July 1, 2019, to Oct. 1, 2019, the following aspects of the program are also delayed: – the deadline for providing notice to employees is delayed from June 30, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2019; – the deadline for applications for an exemption from the state program is delayed from Sept. 20, 2019, to Dec.…