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Press Release Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay

For immediate release:
6/11/2019
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Governor's Press Office

Media Contact for Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay

Brendan Moss, Press Secretary, Governor's Office

Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay

BOSTONToday, Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo issued a joint statement affirming their shared commitment to enact legislation making several changes to the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program:

“To ensure businesses have adequate time to implement the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program, the House, Senate, and Administration have agreed to adopt a three month delay to the start of required contributions to the program. We will also adopt technical changes to clarify program design. We look forward to the successful implementation of this program this fall.”

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Media Contact for Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, House Speaker DeLeo Issue Joint Statement on Paid Family and Medical Leave Delay

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