Skip to content

Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML)

Introducing the NEW Massachusetts

Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML)

Effective October 1, 2019

Did you know about the new law that will affect all of us soon?

Beginning in January of 2021, most workers will be eligible for up to:

12 weeks of paid family leave

20 weeks of paid medical leave

This change in a year and a half affects each of us now. We will see this deduction beginning October 1, 2019. This law affects both Employers and Employees.


  • Sign and return appropriate notice from your employer
  • Payroll deductions begin October 1, 2019


  • Register and Set-up Witholding Account with Mass DOR
  • Determine Number of covered indivduals and appropriate withholding rates
  • Have employees and 1099-misc contractors sign and return appropriate notice

               Employees Notice - fewer than 25

               Employees Notice - 25 and over

              1099 Notice - fewer than 25

              1099 Notice - 25 and over

  • Begin Appropriate witholding on October 1, 2019 

Independent Contractors (receive 1099-misc):

  • Determine if you want to opt into coverage under PFML
  • Sign and return notices from companies that currently issue you 1099-misc
  • Beginning October 1, 2019, some 1099 issuers will begin deducting from your check depending on their circumstances.

For additional information please contact us at or

 check out Massachusetts DOR Guide or Mass DOR Youtube video links.

We want to hear from you!

Please fill out this form and let us know how we can be of service. We will happily offer you a free consultation to determine how we can best serve you.