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Announcements / 09.27.19

Broad to expand paid family and medical leave benefits in January 2020

The Broad Institute will offer paid family and medical leave to eligible Broadies beginning January 1, 2020, a year ahead of Massachusetts' state deadline.

The Broad Institute will expand its paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible Broadies beginning January 1, 2020. The plan, which exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Law, will go into effect a year before the state's deadline for Massachusetts employers to implement paid family and medical leave.

Highlights of the Broad Paid Family and Medical Leave Plan

Here are the types and amounts of leave the Broad plan provides and how they compare to the state’s requirements:

  Broad plan State requirement
Medical leave

Leave arising from one’s own serious health condition
26 weeks at 100% pay 20 weeks at a percentage of earnings capped at $850/week
Family leave

Bonding leave following a child’s birth or placement for adoption or foster care
12 weeks at full pay

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4 weeks unpaid or covered by employee’s accrued PTO
12 weeks at a percentage of earnings capped at $850/week
Paid family medical leave

Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition
2 weeks at 100% pay

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10 weeks at 100% pay up to $1,000/week
12 weeks at a percentage of earnings capped at $850/week
Military leave

Leave to manage family affairs when a family member is on active duty in the armed forces
2 weeks at 100% pay

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10 weeks at 100% pay up to $1,000/week
12 weeks at a percentage of earnings capped at $850/week
Funding source Privately funded at no cost to employees Funded by payroll deductions

 

Visit the Time Off section of the Benefits Manual to read the complete policy and eligibility requirements for each type of leave. Questions? Review the below FAQs, and contact the benefits team with anything else.

FAQs

Will the Broad's parental leave policy change when PFML takes effect?
No. PFML will not affect the Broad's existing parental leave policy, which entitles any eligible Broadie to 12 weeks of paid leave and an additional 4 weeks of unpaid leave.

Will the Broad’s Short Term Disability policy change when PFML takes effect?
No. Medical leave for an employee's own illness or injury will still be taken through our existing Short Term Disability policy, which provides up to 26 weeks of paid leave.

If I take parental leave and then need to take family or medical leave for a different reason later the same benefit year, am I still entitled to paid leave?
Yes. Taking one leave under one provision of PFML does not make you ineligible to take leave for another qualifying need or invoke a waiting period before you are eligible to take more paid leave.