Paid Family & Medical Leave in Washington Factsheet

For a PDF, click here. Since benefits began in January 2020, 170,000 Washington workers have applied for Paid Family & Medical Leave program (PFML) benefits while they recover from their own serious health condition, welcome a new child, care for a critically ill loved one, or cope with a family member’s military deployment. PFML supportsContinue reading “Paid Family & Medical Leave in Washington Factsheet”

New Study Shows Strong Support for Paid Family & Medical Leave in Washington

A newly-released study shows strong public support for a new comprehensive paid family and medical leave program, and new cost estimates show it’s easy and affordable for workers and employers. In response, state legislators and community leaders are announcing their commitment to pursue paid family and medical leave legislation in the coming legislative session. TheContinue reading “New Study Shows Strong Support for Paid Family & Medical Leave in Washington”

Washington joins growing list of states with paid sick and safe leave for all — and a better minimum wage!

Washington has joined the growing number of states to adopt paid sick and safe leave for all workers with approval of Initiative 1433. Starting in January 2018, everyone working in Washington will be assured at least 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. An estimated one million workers in the stateContinue reading “Washington joins growing list of states with paid sick and safe leave for all — and a better minimum wage!”