Massachusetts Online Exemption Application Now Available for Employers Seeking a Private Plan Option to State Paid Family Medical Leave Program.


Vice President, Employee Health & Benefits Compliance
(508) 595-7964
May 3, 2019Massachusetts

On April 29th, the Massachusetts Department of Family Medical Leave announced that an employer exemption application was now available for completion through the Massachusetts DOR Tax Connect system.

Generally, an employer will qualify for an exemption if the employer’s paid leave plan meets or exceeds the minimum requirements under the law. The application is deadline is June 30, 2019.

The DOR Tax connect web page dedicated to the exemption application includes:

  1. Information on required documents
  2. Information on how to calculate the surety bond
  3. Links to details from the Department of Revenue on how to file an exemption from making contributions to the state program.
  4. A link can be find here: MassTaxConnect

A link to an updated FAQ page on the exemption process can be found here