MA Paid Family Leave Workshop: An Overview for Nonprofits


September 23, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am


Boston Private
10 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Community Investment Series Seminar with Lawyers Clearinghouse

MA Paid Family and Medical Leave Law will be altering the legal requirements of all employers operating in Massachusetts, including nonprofits. This new law will require all employers to allow employees and covered individuals to, among other things, take up to 20 weeks of paid leave for an employee’s own health conditions and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for a family member’s illness. While the leave entitlements will not take effect until January 1, 2021, new notification requirements and payroll contribution deductions will go into effect by October 1, 2019. This workshop is intended for all nonprofits that have or are planning to hire employees and covered individuals that want to know more about this new legal requirement.


  • What is the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law?
  • How will this affect nonprofit employers and employees?
  • What does my nonprofit have to do prior to October 1, 2019?
  • How can a nonprofit prepare for these changes?
  • Do employees have any requirements?
  • Who is considered a covered individual?
  • Who is considered a family member?
  • What is the payment schedule and how much does the employer need to pay during the leave?
  • What is considered a serious medical need?
  • What happens if I don’t comply with the new law?


Esther Schlorholtz

Senior Vice President

Director of Community Investment, Boston Private 


Kathleen Berney & Charlotte Petilla

Hirsch Roberts Weinstein


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Breakfast & Networking

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Presentation

A buffett of pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea will be available.

Please RSVP by September 19, 2019. Space is limited. 

Registration is required for security clearance.

Please sign in with security on the 1st floor before 

proceeding to the seminar.

About the Lawyers Clearinghouse

The Lawyers Clearinghouse was founded in 1988 by the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations to direct the pro bono resources of the private bar to fight homelessness and to assist nonprofit groups in Massachusetts. The Clearinghouse offers pro bono legal referral and legal workshops to nonprofit organizations or those seeking nonprofit status to further their goals. It also provides legal representation to guests of local homeless shelters. The Clearinghouse has served as the model used by bar sponsored pro bono groups throughout the country in establishing similar programs, including the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, and Maryland.

About Boston Private

Boston Private offers the Community Investment Series to support the work of partner organizations that contribute to the strength and vitality of our community. The Bank provides financing for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and economic development initiatives and supports job creation and social service efforts that benefit low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods. The Bank participates through lending, investments and services including especially those that focus on affordable housing, small business, youth programs, domestic violence, homelessness, health, education, substance abuse, crime prevention, and job training. 

Registration deadline: 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance