Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

Last year, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. Under this law, employees, certain independent contractors and self-employed individuals can take up to 26 weeks of leave, paid for by contributions from the state. Smith College has been approved for an exemption for both kinds of leave, meaning that our paid leave programs, effective January 1, 2021, will be at least as generous as the state’s, and employees WILL NOT be affected by the new payroll tax.

This notice appeared as an inbox task in Workday, verifying that employees and students received and acknowledged the information. A pdf of the message is provided below. Please call 413-585-2260 for any questions.