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Recent Regulatory News

Reminder: Paid Family & Medical Leave Reporting Due Oct. 31

As a reminder, Paid Family & Medical Leave Program reporting for Quarter 3 is due by Oct. 31.
As a reminder, Paid Family & Medical Leave Program reporting for Quarter 3 is due by Oct. 31. The Paid Family & Medical Leave reporting system launched on July 1 and is now live on Secure Access Washington (SAW)

More information about the reporting process can be found through the Employment Security Department’s (ESD) Employer Toolkit.  

Paid Family & Medical Leave Rulemaking Update 

The ESD has filed new rules regarding privacy provisions. The draft rules are independent of the previous “phase” process that has been used up to this point in the Paid Family & Medical Leave rulemaking.

The proposed updates are a result of legislation passed during the 2019 legislative session. The draft rules lay out how an individual may request Paid Family & Medical Leave records from the ESD as well as outlining the steps that must be taken should a misuse or unauthorized disclosure of program information take place. 

In addition to privacy provisions, the proposed rules define the waiting period before an employee can receive benefits as “the first seven consecutive calendar days beginning with the Sunday of the first week an eligible employee starts taking paid family or medical leave” and lay out additional requirements for the waiting period. The proposal also distinguishes when an employer must provide a continuation of benefits to an employee that is on Paid Family & Medical Leave. 

View Proposed Rules
You can submit feedback regarding the draft rules through the ESD’s public comment portal or by attending a rule hearing:

Other Rulemaking Public Hearing
Nov. 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Employment Security Department
Park Place A & B
640 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503