News EOLWD to host listening sessions on draft Paid Family and Medical Leave regulations

We invite you to attend and share your comments on the implementation of the draft regulations.
  • Department of Family and Medical Leave

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will be holding public listening sessions with respect to draft regulations on the Department of Family and Medical Leave.

These sessions are open to the public and registration is not required. We invite you to attend and share your comments on the implementation of the regulations on the following dates:


Wednesday, January 30 
2–3:30 p.m.

State House, 24 Beacon St., Gardner Auditorium


Friday, February 1 
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Department of Industrial Accidents, 436 Dwight St., 3rd floor


Monday, February 4 
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

MassHire Career Center, 255 Essex St.


Tuesday, February 5
2–4 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce, 311 Main St., Suite 200


Friday, February 8 
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center, One Arch Place


Monday, February 11 
10 a.m.–noon

Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Rd., Suite 1, JFK Ballroom

Fall River

Tuesday, February 19 
2:30–4 p.m.

MassHire Career Center, 446 North Main St.


Friday, March 1
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Pittsfield Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave., Berkshire Athenaeum


Monday, March 4
24 p.m.
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, 670 Linwood Ave.


Friday, March 8
12–2 p.m.
North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, 860 South St.


Monday, March 11
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 1 Hospital Drive, 1st Conference Room

You will have the opportunity to present public testimony including data, views, or arguments related to the proposed draft regulations. Written responses may be submitted via the DFML contact form no later than March 13, 2019.

Please make sure to bring a form of identification with you.

Department of Family and Medical Leave 

The Department of Family and Medical Leave oversees the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. This program provides temporary income replacement to eligible workers who are welcoming a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, need to take care of an ill or ailing relative, and for certain military considerations.

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