In July 2017 Washington (WA) state became the fifth state to establish Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML). As a worker in WA state you will be eligible for PFML starting in 2020 and will be subject to pay premiums starting in January 2019. WA state workers and employers cannot waive participation in this program.

For more information on PFML please see our PowerPoint presentation and use our Excel sheet to calculate your premiums per pay period.

PFML will be administered and enforced by WA state Employment Security Department; learn more at

SIBCR HR will continue to provide employees with updates to this law as additional guidance from the state is provided.


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