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New Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Effective January 1, 2020

The Paid Family and Medical Leave program is a mandatory statewide insurance program that provides paid family and medical leave to eligible employees. Beginning January 1, 2020, family and medical leave will be available and benefits would be payable to qualified employees. The program is administered by the Employment Security Department (ESD). Individuals will be able to apply for paid leave benefits online through ESD’s Paid Family & Medical Leave web page.