Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave

Are you aware of the Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave, authorized by the legislature in 2017? Premium collections by employers begin to process January 1, 2019. Employee wages and hours need to be tracked by employers to begin reporting April 1, 2019. Actual employee benefits will be available January 1, 2020. This applies to nearly all employers statewide regardless of size, including out-of-state employers with Washington employees.

Exceptions include:

  • Self employed individuals (may opt in)

  • Federal Employees

  • Federally Recognized Tribes (may opt in)

  • Individuals who temporarily work in WA

Visit www.paidleave.wa.gov/employers and find out how WA State Paid Family & Medical Leave will impact your business and your employees.