2019 Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Conference
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2019 Annual Conference, one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. The theme[...]
1657 Worcester Rd
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2019 Annual Conference, one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Building a Better Commonwealth,” which captures a common aspiration of the Massachusetts nonprofit sector and those who support it. The conference will include an opening keynote session focused on that theme, with speakers throughout the day who will share their efforts to bring about a better Commonwealth for all.
Nan O’Neill will be presenting:
The New Massachusetts Paid Family & Medical Leave Law: Are You Ready?
This workshop will take a deep dive look into the newly-enacted Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML) which will have become effective October 1, 2019. The PFML provides up to 26 weeks of paid family and/or medical leave per year for employees, former employees, and, in some cases independent contractors, working for employers. The PFML applies to all Massachusetts employers, with limited exceptions, and there are many compliance requirements employers of all sizes need to be aware of, including mandatory communications with employees and independent contractors whom employers hire. While employees and independent contractors are not eligible to take leave until 2021, the PFML implementation is phased-in and employers will learn what has to be done when in order to comply. The workshop will also examine the interaction between the PFML and existing leave laws, including the federal FMLA, that employers are subject to and discuss how to manage the intersecting leaves. Additionally, the workshop will discuss the integration of the PFML into existing employer policies and when employer-provided leave may run concurrently with the 26-week PFML paid leave entitlement. The latest guidance from the newly-formed Department of Family and Medical Leave will also be discussed.