Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave Poster and Notice Available

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) made available its Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) poster and employer notice to employees. By January 1, 2020, employers with employees working in Washington must post the mandatory PFML poster in a conspicuous place in their Washington worksites. Employers also must provide the notice to employees who may … Continued

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UPDATE: Massachusetts Delays Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholding and Notification Deadlines

Breaking News! The Baker-Polito administration and Massachusetts legislature enacted promised legislation to delay the start of employee withholdings for contributions to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program (MA PFML) until October 1, 2019. Employers should not begin withholding employee contributions on July 1, as originally scheduled, but instead should begin withholding on October … Continued

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More Changes for Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave

Based on feedback that the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) received from key stakeholders and industry participants, it has changed some upcoming deadlines. Specifically, the workplace notification and private plan exemption deadlines have been pushed back. Poster and Notice Requirements As we wrote about in a recent blog post, covered employers must … Continued

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Massachusetts PFML Notices Must Be Provided by May 31, 2019

On April 17, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) released its required workplace poster and employee notices to inform employees about their rights and responsibilities under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (MA PFML). Workplace PFML Poster The poster includes key implementation dates to inform employees that payroll deductions … Continued

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Washington Paid Leave Deadlines Pushed Back

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) has given Washington employers a break on the initial deadlines related to its Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML). Instead of an April 30, 2019 deadline, covered employers now have until July 31, 2019 to submit reports and premiums for Q1. PFML Premiums Employers were able to begin … Continued

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Washington State Issues Paystub Insert for Paid Family & Medical Leave

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) has provided numerous resources, including the Voluntary Plan Guide, Employer Toolkit, and Employer Webinars, to help employers prepare for the upcoming implementation of the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. In anticipation of the January 1, 2019 effective date for premium contributions, the ESD has published an employee … Continued