Program starts Jan. 1
Starting in 2020, eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks:
• To care for themselves through serious illness or injury
• To care for a loved one who is seriously ill or injured
• To bond with a child coming into the family through birth, adoption or foster placement
• For certain military-connected events
For more information on calculating premiums, download our Employer Toolkit and visit the link: www.paidleave.wa.gov/premium-calculator.
Employers that average fewer than 50 employees and choose to pay the employer share of the premium may be eligible for cash assistance grants when an employee goes on Paid Family and Medical Leave starting in 2020.
The benefits offered to employees under a voluntary plan must meet or exceed the benefits of the state plan. Voluntary plans must be approved by ESD and employers still need to meet the program’s reporting requirements. Download our Voluntary Plan Guide for more information.
Your voluntary plan must be approved by ESD to avoid withholding requirements starting Jan. 1, 2019.
For more information about paid sick leave, head over to L&I’s website.