California Expands Paid Family Leave to Include Military Exigency

California Senate Bill 1123, which expands the California Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, was signed into law on September 27, 2018, and will take effect on January 1, 2021. The amendment expands the scope of the California PFL program to allow an employee to receive benefits for leave taken for a qualifying exigency related to … Continued

Massachusetts Establishes Paid Family and Medical Leave Website

In July, Massachusetts signed into law the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML) program. Benefits through the program begin on January 1, 2021, while deductions to fund the program begin July 1, 2019. The new enforcing state agency, the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML), has established a website that will provide … Continued

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave Employer Toolkit

With the new year right around the corner, the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has published an employer toolkit designed to guide employers as they implement the new Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFL) law, for which certain employer requirements begin January 1, 2019. The toolkit focuses on employer responsibilities and … Continued