AAFCPAs would like to make charter school clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave recently issued a policy clarification related to certain excluded employers of the new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law.
Municipalities, districts, political subdivisions, and other agencies are excluded from PFML law unless they choose to opt-in.
Charter schools are not considered a part of a municipality and are not excluded from PFML law, except for Horace Mann Charter School. Horace Mann Charter School employees are considered municipality employees for the purposes of collective bargaining and are subject to municipality decision.
AAFCPAs advises clients to contact their benefits broker and evaluate which option—public or private—is best for your school.