Webinar Recording: Mastering the Maze – Mapping State Paid Family & Medical Leave with Case Studies

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In this webinar, we dove into the complexities of multiple state paid family and medical leave laws (PFML) laws, presenting a series of case studies that reveal the substantial differences in employee outcomes based on location. We began by comparing some of the key differences across the states, including eligibility assessments, entitlement calculations, benefit years, waiting periods, and extensions for pregnancy reasons. We will also look within each state to consider how the states’ unpaid and paid programs differ, which can result in longer than expected entitlements for employees. Finally, we will examine how the states differ in their integration of paid time off (PTO) and short-term disability (STD) and the impact on payment structures.

This webinar will provide valuable multi-state resource guides — equipping attendees with the knowledge essential for making informed decisions in a landscape of complex state PFML programs.


  • Lori Welty, Esq., SVP, Product Compliance, FINEOS
  • Charles Price, JD, Product Manager, Best Practices, FINEOS


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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