Attention Dental Assistants
Dental Practice Insights
All Massachusetts employers (including dental practices) are responsible for informing your workforce about the state's new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. As referenced in an earlier Dental Practice Insights tip, all employers were required to post notification of this new regulation by July 1, 2019. In addition, employers are also required to provide written notice to employees and obtain written acknowledgement from your staff that he/she has been informed of this new regulation. The MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee urges you to take the following actions (if you have not already done so):
1. Display the PFML workplace poster in a highly visible location (should already be on display)
2. Provide written notice to current employees (both those with W-2 and 1099 status) of their PFML benefits and contribution rates (by September 30, 2019)
3. Obtain signed acknowledgements from employees (by October 1, 2019). Retain these forms according to your internal document retention policy.
4. Contact your payroll provider or accountant regarding contribution requirements. Contributions begin October 1, 2019.