New Family Leave Act Will Impact Most Churches


BREAKING NEWS: The start of contribution withholding has been delayed until October 1st.  More information and updated notification templates will be posted as they become available.

Virtually all MACUCC congregations will have new responsibilities under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The first deadline under the new Act is June 30, 2019, pertaining to notification of employees and contract workers. New withholdings from employee pay begin July 1.

The Rev. Karen McArthur of Congregational Finance LLC, and Dawn Hammond, Associate Conference Minister for Policy and Finance, have prepared materials to help church leaders comply with the new law. Church Treasurers, Finance Committees and Personnel Managers should carefully review the downloadable materials here

Note that there are some questions for which we are still seeking answers. We will add to the web resources as further information becomes available.

For more information contact:

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave, Charles F. Hurley Building, 19 Staniford St., 1st Floor, Boston ~ 617-626-6565 ~

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