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Washington State Passes Paid Family & Medical Leave Law that will Affect ALL Employers

On Wednesday July 5, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that will make Washington the fifth state in the nation to require paid family and medical leave for employees.  The bill is set to take effect on 1/1/2020 and provides the most generous benefits of its kind in the country.  This will have implications for employers of all sizes.   Overview Under the new law, Washington workers will be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a severely ill family member, or to deal with the worker’s own serious health condition.  A Washington employee will also be able to take paid leave in connection with certain military exigencies for example a short notice… Read more »