On Jan. 1, 2023, the Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave Program’s “total premium” rate rose to 0.8% from 0.6%. This rate is recalculated annually in October, based on contributions from premiums and benefits paid during the previous year.
Washington Amends Its Paid Family and Medical Leave Act
The Washington State Legislature has again amended the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) Act.
Colorado Voters Approve Paid Medical and Family Leave Initiative
Colorado voters approved the Paid Medical and Family Leave (PMFL) Initiative, Proposition 118, on Election Day. PMFL creates a state-run paid family and medical leave insurance program in Colorado that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave and keep their job.