Learn about PFML contribution exemptions

Employers offering private benefit plans for leave may be exempt from making Paid Family and Medical Leave contributions.

If your business offers employees paid leave through a private plan with benefits that are at least as generous as the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, you may apply for an exemption from paying the contribution.

This page will be updated as soon as more information about the exemption application is available.

Exemption eligibility

Your business can apply for an exemption from making contributions to family leave, medical leave, or both as long as your private plan offers the same minimum coverage as the PFML law per St. 2018, c.121 Section 11.

Your business will need to annually file for an exemption to the Department of Family and Medical Leave. An application process is currently being created.

If your business offers private plans, your employees will still be covered by the PFML law's appeals process and retaliation protections.

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