Massachusetts Replaces Maternity Leave Act with Parental Leave Act

Massachusetts Replaces Maternity Leave Act with Parental Leave Act

Effective April 7, 2015, the Parental Leave Act (PLA) will replace the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA) which extends parental leave to male employees. Currently the MMLA requires employers with six or more employees to provide eight weeks of job-protected leave to eligible female employees for the birth or adoption of a child. The new law extends the eight weeks of unpaid leave to both male and female employees to care for a newborn, newly placed, or newly adopted child.

Key features of the PLA include the following provisions:

  • Covers employees who have a child placed with them pursuant to a court order;
  • Two employees of the same employer shall only be entitled to a total of eight weeks of parental leave;
  • If an employer requires an employee to complete an initial probationary period as a term of employment, the period cannot exceed three months for purposes of eligibility under the parental leave act;
  • An employee is allowed to provide notice “as soon as practicable if the delay is for reasons beyond the individual’s control,” rather than the previous requirement of at least two weeks’ notice.
  • The leave can be either paid or unpaid, at the discretion of the employer.

The PLA does not change the protected nature of the parental leave. Employers must restore the employee to his or her previous, or a similar, position with the same skills, pay, length of service credit and seniority as of the date of the leave. In addition, parental leave shall not affect the employee’s right to receive vacation time, sick leave, bonuses, advancement, seniority, length-of-service credit, benefits, plans or programs for which the employee was eligible as of the date of the leave or any other advantages or rights of employment.

For more information about Massachusett’s Parental Leave Act, please visit https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/Senate/S865.

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Mr. McCoy serves as C2’s General Counsel, managing the overall legal needs of the company. Mr. McCoy also works closely with the company’s HR teams who provide strategic advice to clients on a myriad of human resources related matters. Mr. McCoy came to C2 as an experienced labor and employment attorney, having served as a Partner in two different D.C. area law firms that specialize exclusively in management-side labor and employment law. Mr. McCoy likes to problem solve, and enjoys helping his clients work through the legal challenges of operating a large multi-jurisdictional HR outsourcing company.

After graduating with a degree in Philosophy from Emory & Henry College in Southern Virginia, Mr. McCoy earned his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Mr. McCoy began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to judges on two different intermediate courts of appeal before settling in the D.C. region.


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Ms. Fields manages C2’s Payroll Services team, charged with ensuring that all client payroll processing is timely and accurate. She is responsible for all aspects of client payroll accounting and financial reporting functions, including preparation of payroll audits. She manages the processing of multi-state payrolls, new hire reporting, and transmission of ACH files, and ensures that payrolls are accurate and fully compliant.

More importantly, Ms. Fields and her team pride themselves on proactively identifying potential payroll issues for clients before they become a problem. She has been with C2 since 1998, and has directed all aspects of Payroll Services. She holds a bachelors’ degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management.


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Ms. Liotta brought her 20-years of accounting management experience to C2 when she joined the company in 2000. As CFO, she directs and oversees all financial activities of the corporation including preparation of financial reports as well as summaries and forecasts for future business growth and general economic outlook. She is responsible for business and financial strategy and planning, monitoring, and management and reporting, including management and development of policies, systems, processes and personnel involved. Ms. Liotta directs the accounting staff to ensure that exceptional internal auditing and financial controls are maintained.

Ms. Liotta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from George Mason University with undergraduate studies at Clemson University.


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Ms. Asencio is President and CEO of C2 Essentials, Inc., one of the region’s leading human capital management service providers. With more than 30 years’ experience, Ms. Asencio has been a major influence in helping small to mid-size government contractors grow and compete in the federal marketplace. C2 Essentials has successfully provided clients with a competitive edge through cost-effective HR outsourcing. Ms. Asencio recognizes that federal contractors are increasingly forced to reduce their costs due to pricing pressure. C2 Essentials becomes a strategic partner to its clients to help reduce their overhead and fringe dollars, while providing a robust HR expertise that enables clients to achieve HR compliance in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. HR outsourcing solutions are focused on the client’s mission, both CONUS and OCONUS.

As a seasoned trainer and coach, Ms. Asencio works closely with business owners ensuring their human capital management strategies are aligned to their business goals. Ms. Asencio has extensive experience in full life cycle recruiting, talent management, succession planning, career development, reward and recognition strategies, performance management, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, risk management, and outplacement services. Prior to founding C2 Essentials, Ms. Asencio provided human capital management support to Department of Defense and various civilian agencies.

Ms. Asencio believes in giving back to the community, her philanthropic activities have included supporting Operation Homefront, Wounded Warriors, Boulder Crest Retreat, The National Veterans Institute for Procurement, and local families in need. Ms. Asencio has received the Sister Eymard Gallagher Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and was a finalist for The Dr. J.P. London Award for Promoting Ethical Behavior for the Human Resources Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington.


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