Paid Family and Medical Leave
Be there for care.
At some time in our lives, we all need to give or receive care—whether recovering from a serious illness or injury, caring for a new child or supporting an aging parent. Paid Family and Medical Leave is a shared benefit that gives every Washingtonian support when they can’t be at work. It means people don’t have to choose between their job, their health and their family.
In 2020, our program will be the strongest in the nation and a model for other states looking to implement this benefit.
To build the program, requirements for employers began on Jan. 1, 2019. For details, download the Paid Family and Medical Leave employer toolkit.
For more information, visit our Paid Family and Medical Leave website at www.paidleave.wa.gov.