It’s a new year and Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (WPFML) benefits are in full effect. The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) closed out 2019 by publishing the new WPFML workplace poster required for all Washington employers. The poster must be displayed where you usually post other employment-related notices, such as in the breakroom or near the time clock. ESD also published the notice form that employers are required to provide to an employee who takes off 7 or more consecutive scheduled workdays for family or medical leave. You must provide the notice within 5 business days after (1) you learn the employee needs leave for a qualifying reason or (2) the employee has been absent for more than 7 consecutive scheduled days (whichever is later). You can find the latest information about Washington PFML on the ESD paid leave website.
Tips For Employers: If your New Year’s resolution was to get up to speed on WPFML, be sure to watch our WPFML Webinar and take a look at our Model Policy, Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave. Members, reach out to your Vigilant Law Group employment attorney with any questions about these requirements.
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