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Preparing For Paid Family Medical Leave To Launch In Massachusetts: An Extended Q&A With The Attorneys

December 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET - SHPC Webinar

On December 2, 2020 – in the midst of a global pandemic – the Massachusetts Department of Paid Family Medical Leave will begin accepting applications for paid leaves of absence that can begin as early as January 1, 2021. As 2021 nears, employers should consider a number of preparation steps and understand the ways this paid leave program may impact their business in the very near future.

In this interactive webinar, experienced employment counsel will outline the paid leave benefits and employer obligations under the Paid Family Medical Leave law, summarize the most recent guidance from the Department of Paid Family Medical Leave, and provide practical steps for employers to prepare. The presenters also will respond to pre-submitted questions from participants about the new law.

Please submit your inquiries about any of the below topics to us by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2, and tune in on Thursday for our responses. You will also have the option to ask additional questions during the session.

Topics will include:

• Types Of Leave Benefits Available
• The Application And Approval Process
• Preparing A Paid Leave Policy
• Interaction With Other Types of Employee Leave
• Employer Obligations
• Penalties, Retaliation, And Avoiding Liability Under The New Law
• Emerging Issues On The Horizon

Who should attend?

Business Owners
Human Resources Professionals
Executives, Managers
In-House Attorneys
Business Office And Finance Professionals


Matthew D. Batastini is Managing Partner at Schwartz Hannum PC. He counsels employers on compliance with a range of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including wage and hour issues and matters related to corporate transactions and workplace policies. Matt frequently speaks as an experienced management-side labor and employment practitioner at national and regional conferences and seminars for attorneys, human resources and labor relations professionals, and education leaders. Matt is a graduate of Middlebury College and Seton Hall University School of Law.

Tuition: $50 Per Employer
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