Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML):
Where Do We Go From Here?
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m. ET
Join Boston Women in Finance on April 13th for an update on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) statute. Natalie Groot and Emma Follansbee, employment and benefits law attorneys from the Mintz law firm, will discuss:
- Benefits available to employees under PFML effective January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021
- Employer obligations under PFML
- How PFML is different than FMLA
- Treatment of COVID under PFML
- New guidance from the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave
- Frequently asked questions
For more information about this program, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Speakers:
Emma Follansbee counsels clients on a wide variety of employment issues and litigates employment disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Her litigation practice includes restrictive covenant agreements; discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims; and wage and hour compliance. Emma regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws, including changes in Massachusetts non-compete laws and leave entitlements. Her practice also encompasses assisting clients with terminations and reductions in force, WARN notifications, workplace investigations, employee classifications, and employee handbooks and policies. She is a regular contributor to the employment group’s blog, covering topics such as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act and Parental Leave compliance. Emma has been engaged in a number of the firm’s pro bono initiatives, including the asylum and immigration practice and the Domestic Violence Project. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University (BA), Boston College (JD).
Natalie Groot counsels clients and litigates employment disputes on a wide variety of employment and labor matters before state and and federal courts and administrative agencies. She counsels clients of all sizes on various employment and labor issues, including employment and separation agreements, terminations and reductions in force, internal workplace investigations, workplace health and safety, independent contractor and employee classifications, employee handbooks, and company policies, such as sick time and other leaves of absence. Her litigation practice includes non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims, and wage and hour compliance. Natalie serves as a member of both Pro Bono Committee and the Firm Associates Committee, and is an Associate Editor of Employment Matters blog. Outside the firm, Natalie serves as a member of the Associate Leadership Board of the Phoenix Charter Academy Network. She is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA), University of California (JD)