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Applying for paid family or medical leave if you have multiple employers

If you work for multiple employers, you may be able to take leave from all jobs or just some. Here's how the process will work.

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Overview

If you work for multiple employers, you may be able to take leave from all jobs or just some.  You will need to submit separate applications for each employer that you’re seeking leave from. For example, someone seeking to take paid leave from two employers would submit two separate applications and get two separate benefit determinations.

To determine if you are financially eligible for paid leave, we will look at your total wages from all of your employers, even if you are only taking leave from one of them.

Your leave allowance is dependent on the number of hours you work in a week, regardless of how many separate employers you have. The maximum amount of paid leave you can take each benefit year is 26 weeks across all of your jobs.

For example, if you work 6 hours a day, Monday through Friday every week at Employer A and 8 hours per day on Saturdays at Employer B, working an average total of 38 hours per week, you will have a total of 26 weeks of leave available across both jobs.

In practice, you could take 26 weeks (a week meaning Monday through Friday 6 hours a day) from Employer A and 26 Saturdays from Employer B. You could take this time all together or take it at just one employer or the other. It is important to track your leave allowances both in total and for each employer, so you don’t apply for more leave at one employer than you are allowed.

Contact

Phone

For questions about benefits and eligibility: (833) 344-7365

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Fraud Reporting Hotline: (857) 366-7201

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

For questions about contributions and exemptions: (617) 466-3950

Department of Revenue - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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