2019 Washington State FMLA Program
A new FMLA mandate has been adopted in the state of Washington. Here is a quick breakdown:
- Employers are required to report employee wages, hours worked and additional information every quarter.
- Premiums are 0.4% of gross wages paid.
- The premium is shared by the employer and employee
- Employers may choose to pay the employee's share of the premium
- Premium collection begins in 2019 and claims for leave benefits start in 2020.
- Workers can take leave for qualified events for up to 12 weeks generally, and up to 18 weeks under exceptional circumstances.
- Report employee information
- Collect and remit premiums
The mandate will become effective on 01/01/2020, however, the state is requiring employer and employee contributions for the new FMLA benefit to be paid in 2019.
For more information, the paid leave website is: www.paidleave.wa.gov
If you have any questions, please contact your Lovitt & Touché representative.