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 be eligible for PFML the later of:

  • Five business days after an employee’s seventh consecutive day of absence due to family or medical leave, or
  • Five business days after an employer becomes aware that the employee’s absence is due to family or medical leave.

Additional information is available on the state’s new paid leave website.

Sue Woods, Esq. is Senior Compliance Counsel at ReedGroup where she focuses on product and operational compliance in leave and absence management solutions. Sue brings years of experience practicing labor and employment law, including advising employers on the intricacies of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII, and state and local leave laws. By writing timely articles and speaking at seminars and events, Sue strives to break down tricky leave compliance issues into actionable, practical employment solutions.

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