Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML)

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.

Draft markup of the revised PFML regulations

The Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced a hearing schedule to discuss the revised regulations for June 11th. Those wishing to submit comments on the draft regulations will also be able to do so through our web application. Please do not submit public comments by email.

View the draft markup of revised PFML regulations
Updated on 5/14/2020

Submit a public comment on the revised PFML regulations

Register to attend the online public hearing

Contact Us

Phone

Department of Revenue PFML Customer Care Center (617) 466-3950

Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Who we serve

Beginning in January of 2021 most workers in Massachusetts will be eligible to get up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave. The program will be funded by premiums paid by employees, employers, and the self-employed. Contributions to the program will begin on Oct. 1, 2019, and will be managed through the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) per MGL c.175M as added by St. 2018, c.121.

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