January 13, 2021:
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has issued emergency regulations for the paid family and medical leave (PFML) program. The regulations extend PFML coverage to personal care attendants and family child care providers and clarify that family leave is allowed for child bonding for 2020 births and adoptions. The regulations were finalized Dec. 21, 2020. Most PFML benefits became available on Jan. 1, 2021.