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Employment Security changes rulemaking timeline for paid family and medical leave

Employment Security has announced new rulemaking timelines in preparation for the statewide paid family and medical leave program.

The extended timelines are to accommodate a more thorough economic development impact study on small businesses as a result of the new benefit. Companies participating will begin collecting premiums in January 2019 for claims to begin in January 2020.

Tammie Hetrick, WRA’s Chief Operating Officer, is on an advisory committee working on the rulemaking and will be meeting again on March 13. ESD plans a public hearing on May 23 and expects to complete rulemaking by July 1 of this year.

Go here for an overview of the rulemaking exercise. Go here to submit comments about the benefit and here to sign up for email updates.

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