Bonding for the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
Matthew Motyka, Controller, Smith College
Are you a Self-Insured employer seeking an exemption from making Paid Family and Medical Leave contributions? Then you are required to provide a Surety Bond to guarantee benefits are provided to your employees under this law.
The Paid Family and Medical Leave is a law that provides workers living in Massachusetts with paid leave for active duty member-related events, family leave and an employee’s state of health. The paid leave is administered by the Family and Employment Security Trust Fund. Both the employer as well as the employee are required to contribute to this fund.
The law states that all private Massachusetts employers, regardless of the size of the organization, should provide their employees with PFML.
To care for a family member with a serious medical condition.
To take care of your own serious medical condition.
Addressing any urgent need emanating from a family member who is on active duty.
Employers with a Qualifying Self-insured Plan are required to post a Surety Bond.
The Bond Amount is based on both the types of plans your business is providing as well as the number of employees you have. You can see examples of Bond Amounts here.
You must provide the executed bond to the Department of Family and Medical Leave to complete your exemption application. For more information about PMFL exemption, visit the Massachusetts State information page here.
At Metayer Bonding Associates we offer Surety Bonds for Clients throughout the Northeast including a heavy concentration of clients in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We can help you obtain this bond. In order to get started, please fill out the form provided here and we will contact you shortly.
Listed below are examples of the bond companies we work with.
“Mike was a great help to Smith in navigating the bonding requirements for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML).
He was very knowledgeable and extremely fast in his responses - making for an efficient compliance process. ”
“Our company designs and builds food processing facilities. Mike and the entire staff at Metayer Bonding Associates understands our specialized business. Mike, Anne, and Lisa show the same enthusiasm whether we are working on a $9,800,000 bond for our Rodeo Drive project in Beverly Hills, CA or our most recent $92,000 contract for the Sabritas Plant in Celaya, Mexico. They know all the right questions to ask to satisfy the bond company and with Mike's recommendation bonds are issued seamlessly. After almost 15 years, we have a great deal of trust in Metayer Bonding Associates and with them as a partner we know we are in the best hands.”
“Lenco Armored Vehicles is the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of protected rescue vehicles for federal and state First Responders. For nearly 15 years, Metayer Bonding Associates has played a critical role in our success in key states around the country. Mike and his team are very prompt, knowledgeable and always eager to help with any bond questions that we have. And although our individual bond requirements are typically smaller than the construction industry, the Metayer team treats Lenco with the same enthusiasm and service that you would expect of much larger projects. For any business in search of a trusted and professional bond provider, we absolutely recommend Metayer Bonding Associates. ”