Under Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave law, eligible employees will be entitled to paid leave up to 12 weeks for family care (family leave) and up to 16 weeks combined family and medical leave beginning in 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, employees may begin taking PFML leave.
Let’s review the family leave portion of this new law. It includes caring for a newborn or newly-adopted child or even a family member with a serious health condition, that includes a child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild. As you can see, it is quite sweeping.
Washington State has passed a ground-breaking act and you should be aware of it. As it pertains to Family Law matters in the Spokane area or anywhere around Eastern Washington, I hope that I can be of assistance. My name is Craig Mason. I am a Family Law attorney located at W. 1707 Broadway in Spokane. Please call me for an appointment at (509) 443-3681.