PFML and work-from-home employees – correct classification is key

According to Guardian’s 10th Annual Workplace Benefits Study, half of today’s workers would prefer to work 100 percent remotely, and 75 percent would prefer to be working remotely at least a couple of days per week. When it comes to complying with paid family leave and medical leave laws, exactly where employees are doing their work and how they’re classified are crucial.

Multistate workers – Massachusetts and national law knowledge matters

Often, gaps in knowledge on state and national leave requirements can lead to gaps in coverage. Massachusetts, unlike some other states, does not require a minimum number of employees to offer paid leave.  This means that if you have even just one employee working in the state of Massachusetts, then they must be provided with a paid leave plan.

What can a private MA PFML plan with Guardian help you do?

  • Stay compliant
  • Avoid costly and disruptive investigations, fines or even lawsuits
  • Lift the administrative burden off existing staff
  • Improve the employee experience
  • Increase productivity

Disclaimer

All terms of coverage, including benefits, eligibility, coverage limitations and exclusions under Guardian’s Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave plan (MA PFML) will comply with MA PFML law and regulation. Any optional riders and/or features which may be available may incur additional costs. Plan documents are the final arbiter of coverage.

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