Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Poster Required
The Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Washington Department Of Labor & Industries. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Washington, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This mandatory Washington poster provides employees with information about Washington's Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, which provides paid leave for personal medical issues, caring for a family member, certain military situations, and bonding with a new child.
This law applies to all employers and covers full-time and part-time employees. Eligible employees can receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave within a 12-month period for their own serious health condition or to care for a family member, as well as two additional weeks of leave for the birth, adoption, or placement of a child for foster care.
The amount of leave is based on the employee's wage and work hours. This poster summarizes the amount of wage benefits available, and premiums collected from employee's wages. Employers must provide this leave to eligible employees and cannot discriminate or retaliate against employees for taking it.
WA All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Washington and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
Paid time off. Peace of mind. Paid Family and Medical Leave provides paid time off when a serious health condition prevents you from working, when you need to care for a family member or a new child, or for certain military-related events. It’s here for you when you need it most, so you can focus on what matters. How it works Your rights Nearly every Washington worker—whether you work full time o r part time in a small to large business—is eligible for up to 1 2 weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave. You need to work 8 20 hours in Washington, or about 16 hours per week, over the course of about a y ear. You can get up to 16 weeks if you have family and medical events in the same yea r, or up to 18 weeks in some cases. Leave doesn’t have to be taken all at once . You can use these weeks within your “claim yea r ,” which starts when you apply a nd then runs for the next 52 weeks. When that claim year expires you can then be eligible for leave again. You apply for leave with the Employment Security Department and will get partial wage replacement, up to 90 percent of your typical pay, capped a\ t $1, 427 per week. If you meet the requirements, you have the right to take paid time off using Paid Family and Medical Leave. If you qualify for Pa id Family and Medical Leave, your employer cannot prevent you from taking it . Your employer also cannot require you to use other types of leave, such as sick or vacation days, before or after taking Paid Family and Medical Leave. The program is funded by premiums shared between workers and many employers. The premium is 0.8% of your wage. You may pay about 73% of that total, and your employer (if they have 50 or more employees) \ pays the rest. A calculator to estimate premiums is available on our web\ site. To file a complaint against your employer about Paid Family and Medical Leave, email or call our Customer Car e Team at [email protected] or (833) 717-2273. You may also contact the Office of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Ombuds . The Ombuds is appointed by the governor and serves as a neutral, independent third party to help workers and employers in their dealings with the Department. The Office of the Ombuds investigates, reports on and helps settle complaints about service deficiencies and concerns with the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Learn more at www.paidleaveombuds.wa.gov or call the Ombuds’ office at 844-395-669 7. Learn more and apply at paidleave.wa.gov U p dat ed 12/2 021
Other Washington Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional five optional and mandatory Washington labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://paidleave.wa.gov/app/uploads/2021/12/2023.FNL_WPFML-poster_EN.pdf , updated June 2023
- Washington Labor Law Posters at http://www.lni.wa.gov/FormPub/results.asp?Section=8&SubSection=0&Show=0&Sort=0&DocType=0
- Washington Department Of Labor & Industries
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