Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future and set up a plan for how to deal with anything? We don’t know anyone that can help with that but planning for unexpected family and medical situations just got a lot easier for our friends in Washington State!
Washington State is implementing a new Paid Family and Medical Leave program over the next year. Payroll contributions into the program from both employees and employers started this January. Starting in January of 2020, workers in the state of Washington will have access to up to 12 weeks of paid time off. It applies to anyone who needs maternity or paternity leave, or to care for a child (including fostered or adopted) or family member with a serious medical condition.
What does this mean for all our friends, contractors, employees and employers in the State of Washington? We join our resident experts on this topic, Matt King and Tricia Warner, for more insight:
Matt and Tricia love this stuff (well, Matt does anyway) and they have been talking about these types of policies for years. In case you missed it, you can check out their thoughts on the pros and cons of this type of legislation going into effect nationwide.
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As Matt mentioned, this post has been on his mind for some time. Take a look at the vintage post, back from 2017!
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