Summertime State PFML Update

Summer break not only brought sunshine and beach time, but also many legislators across the country passed multiple bills and regulations that directly impact the absence management and administration world. Grab your inflatable lounger and read below on the summaries of the paid family and medical leave (PFML) legislation that made waves this summer. Colorado … Continued

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

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

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

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