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The newly established Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has scheduled a series of listening sessions across the state that is intended for soliciting feedback from the public on draft regulations necessary for the implementation of the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML). MPSA encourages you to attend and share your comments on the implementation of these impactful regulations. At the hearings you will have the opportunity to present public testimony including data, views, or arguments related to the proposed draft regulations. Written presentations may be sent to MassPFML@Mass.gov
To read DRAFT DFML Regulations document click here.
Listening hearings will be held throughout the state at the following locations and dates:
BostonWednesday, January 30
State House, 24 Beacon St., Gardner Auditorium
SpringfieldFriday, February 1
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Department of Industrial Accidents, 436 Dwight St., 3rd floor
LawrenceMonday, February 4
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
MassHire Career Center, 255 Essex St.
WorcesterTuesday, February 5
Chamber of Commerce, 311 Main St., Suite 200
GreenfieldFriday, February 8
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center, One Arch Place
HyannisMonday, February 11
Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Rd., Suite 1, JFK Ballroom
Fall RiverTuesday, February 19
MassHire Career Center, 446 North Main St.
Please make sure to bring a form of identification with you when attending a hearing.
For more information regarding the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law please visit the DFML website where you can find an implementation timeline, frequently asked questions, and details regarding future events. DFML will also be posting its draft regulations governing the program to the DFML website prior to January 23rd. You may also click here to sign up for the DFML newsletter to be kept up to date with any new developments.
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This week on "The Public Eye" radio show on WICN 90.5 FM, Al Vuona talked with Robert Mellion, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Massachusetts Package Stores Association about leveling the playing field between alcohol retail and recreational cannabis. To date strict laws and regulations are in place as it relates to sales of alcohol, but little to any exist or are being enforced for cannabis sales.
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Massachusetts Package Stores Association, Inc.
30 Lyman St., Suite 2 / Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 366-1100 / Fax: (508) 366-1104